4 June 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A CONNECTICUT PRIVATE COLLECTOR
AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS AMPHORISKOS
CIRCA LATE 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.
Cobalt blue in color, the ovoid body with rounded shoulders, a cylindrical neck and inward-sloping rim, with applied opaque yellow and turquoise marvered threads wound spirally and tooled into a zigzag pattern, with applied turquoise on the rim and yellow on the base-knob, and twin cobalt blue vertical handles
3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high
with 10 King David Antiquities, Jerusalem, 1985.
New York Private Collection; Christie's, New York, 12 December 2002, lot 357.
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