AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS AMPHORISKOS
CIRCA LATE 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.
Cobalt blue in color, ovoid in shape with rounded shoulders, a cylindrical neck and inward sloping disk rim, with opaque yellow and white threads wound spirally on the body, marvered and tooled into a zigzag pattern on the middle of the body, shallow vertical indentations on the body from the tooling, an opaque white thread applied to the rim, with twin dark blue vertical handles and a knob-base
3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) high
with Barakat Antiquities, Jerusalem, 1980.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 9 December 2005, lot 133.