London, South Kensington
28 April 2009
AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ARYBALLOS
LATE 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.
The dark blue spherical body with opaque yellow and turquoise marvered decoration, comprising a yellow trail spiralling around the shoulder, a yellow and turquoise zigzag pattern around the body with two yellow bands below, an applied turquoise trail around everted rim edge, twin 'duck head' handles
2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high
Plesch collection (AGv 6); acquired Sotheby's London, 29 November 1965, lot 31.
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Cf. A. von Saldern et al., Gläser der Antike: Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer, Hamburg, 1974, pp. 53 and 64, no. 143 for similar.
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