26 April 2006,
Price realised GBP 2,280
GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS AMPHORISKOS
CIRCA 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
The dark brown body wound with opaque yellow and turquoise marvered zigzags and yellow spiral bands, the everted rim edged with a yellow trail, twin applied handles and knobbed foot
3 in. (7.6 cm.) high
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Cf. D. B. Harden, Catalogue of Greek and Roman Glass in The British Museum, I, London, 1981, p. 88, no. 214. Harden, Mediterranean Group I,c,ii,a,2 for an example of this unusual brown glass type.
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