THE PROPERTY OF A CANADIAN COLLECTION
CIRCA MID 2ND CENTURY B.C.-EARLY 1ST CENTURY A.D.
AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS AMPHORISKOS
Circa Mid 2nd Century B.C.-Early 1st Century A.D.
Cobalt blue in color, the ovoid body with broad, rounded base, sloping shoulders and inward-sloping rim-disk, with an applied opaque turquoise marvered thread attached at the rim and wound spirally along the entire length of the body, tooled into a festoon pattern along the shoulders and a feather pattern at the center of the body, the twin handles and knob-base transparent yellow
4½ in. (11.4 cm) high
Canadian Private Collection
Acquired by the current owner in Toronto, 1979