12 December 2002
A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ANCIENT GLASS
A HELLENISTIC GLASS BOWL
Syro-Palestinian, Circa Mid 2nd-Early 1st Century B.C.
Amber in color, hemispherical in shape with a rounded rim, with two wheel cut horizontal grooves on the side, and two wheel cut concentric circles in the center of the bowl, on a rounded base
1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm) high; 6 in. (15.2 cm) diameter
Fortuna Fine Arts, Ltd., New York, circa 1990
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For a similar example in the Ernesto Wolf Collection see no. 85, p. 292-293 in Stern and Schlick-Nolte, Early Glass of the Ancient World, 1600 BC-AD 50.
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