25 October 2006
AN ACHAEMENID CORE-FORMED GLASS KOHL FLASK
CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
The square section brown body decorated with panels of opaque white feather pattern, between bands of opaque yellow and white at top and bottom, yellow vertical bands on each edge, a brown knob on the four corners of the shoulder and with short vertical neck
2¾ in. (7 cm.) high
Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1980s.
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For similar vessels, cf. S. M. Goldstein, Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 1979, pp. 105-106, nos. 207-209.
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