London, South Kensington
20 October 1999
A 'SIDONIAN' TRANSLUCENT PALE AUBERGINE GLASS AMPHORISKOS
1ST CENTURY A.D.
The mould-blown ovoid body with horizontal ribs, cylindrical neck, everted rim and twin vertical handles, some iridescence, with mount
3.1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) high
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