London, South Kensington
28 April 2009
AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON
LATE 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.
The opaque white body wound with marvered purple bands and zigzag trails, an applied purple trail around everted rim edge, applied twin 'duck head' handles
3 5/8 in. (9 cm.) high
Plesch collection (AGv 9E); acquired Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York, 26 September 1972, lot 10, previously in the Thomas Barlow Walker (1840-1928) collection, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
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Cf. A. von Saldern et al., Gläser der Antike: Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer, Hamburg, 1974, pp. 56 and 66, no. 158 for similar.
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