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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 61

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON

    CIRCA MID 2ND-EARLY 1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON
    CIRCA MID 2ND-EARLY 1ST CENTURY B.C.
    Dark blue in color, the straight-sided fusiform body with a pointed base, a cylindrical neck and an inward sloping rim, with opaque yellow and white marvered threads attached at the rim and wound spirally along the entire length of the body, tooled into a feather pattern in the middle of the body, twin dark blue lugs on the shoulders
    4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the family of the current owner between 1981 and 2000.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION