London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
A GREEK PALE GREEN GLASS SKYPHOS
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 2ND-EARLY 1ST CENTURY B.C.
The hemispherical body on tall ring foot, with lathe-cut concentric band on the underside, a single groove on the interior below the rim, the ring handles with horizontal upper and curved lower plates, the upper plates merging with the rim
3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high
American private collection, 1960s.
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For a similar example cf. N. Kunina, Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection, 1997, p. 259, no. 57. The type imitates examples in gold, silver and bronze.
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