CORE FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON, CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.

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Culture: Phoenician
Date: circa 5th century B.C.
Medium: Glass
Condition: Intact, preserving its original fire polish.
Provenance: Ex-German collection , acquired from Maxburg Galerie Antiken, Munich, in 1985.
Dimensions: H. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm.)
Ref No. PH1169

 

Description

Of dark blue glass matrix with marvered vivid yellow and one turquoise color zig-zag trailing, and plain concentric bands encircling the upper and lower body. Fashioned on a core, with cylindrical body, rounded base, short neck and splayed and flattened rim. In exceptional state of preservation. Its original fire polish still preserved.

cf: Important Ancient Glass from the Collection Formed by the British Rail Pension Fund, Sotheby’s London, November 1997, lot 1, p. 14; The Benzian Collection of Ancient and Islamic Glass, Sotheby’s London, July 1994, lot 30, p. 22; The Constable-Maxwell Collection of Ancient Glass, Sotheby Parke Bernet, June 1979, lot 15, p. 23; Ancient Glass Formerly the Kofler-Truniger Collection, Christie’s London, March 1985, lot 327, p. 163; The New York Metropolitan Mueum of Art, Gift of Henry Marquand, inv: 1881 (81.10.318).