London, South Kensington
28 April 2009
AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS OINOCHOE
LATE 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.
The blue ground ovoid body with opaque yellow and turquoise marvered decoration, comprising zigzag trails around the body with yellow encircling bands above and below, an applied yellow trail around trefoil lip and splayed foot, with applied loop handle
3 5/8 in. (9 cm.) high
Plesch collection (AGv 9A); acquired from W. Henrich, Frankfurt am Main, November 1963.
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Cf. A von Saldern et al., Gläser der Antike: Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer, Hamburg, 1974, pp. 53-54, no. 119 for similar.
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