3 June 2009
PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS AMPHORISKOS
CIRCA MID 2ND-EARLY 1ST CENTURY B.C.
Cobalt blue in color, the ovoid body with rounded shoulders, a long cylindrical neck, and inward-sloping disk rim, with applied opaque yellow and white marvered threads wound spirally and tooled into a festoon pattern in the middle of the body, with applied twin transparent blue vertical handles and a base-knob
5½ in. (14 cm.) high
Acquired by the current owner's family between 1981 and 2000.
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For similar examples see nos. 170, 172 and 176 in Grose, The Toledo Museum of Art, Early Ancient Glass.
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