A GREEK CORE FORMED GLASS AMPHORISKOS, CIRCA 2ND – 1ST CENTURY B.C.

$7,500.00

Culture: Phoenician
Date: Circa 2nd – 1st Century B.C.
Medium: Glass
Condition: Complete, minor repair to the base and some hairline cracks in the body
Provenance: Ex- New Jersey private collection, purchased in 1973.
Dimensions: H. 4 3/4 in. (12 cm.)

 

Description

Dark glass body with opaque brown and beige trailing arranged in a festoon pattern around the neck and feather like patterns around the body. The double looped trail handles and tooled base disk are executed in yellow brown glass. some iridescence around the body mostly the handles, base disk and rim. This type is the Toledo amphoriskos form III:3 as defined on pp. 126 ff.

cf: The Toledo Museum of Art, Early Ancient Glass, David Frederick Grose, New York 1989, no. 177, pp. 172-173; Sotheby’s, The Benzian Collection of Ancient and Islamic Glass, London July 1994, no. 32, p. 23; Christie’s Ancient Glass, London March 1985, Sale of the Kofler-Truniger Collection, no. 289, p. 150; Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum, John Hayes, Toronto 1975, no. 38, p. 15; Ancient Glass in the Newark Museum, Susan Auth, Newark 1976, no. 25, p. 38.