CORE FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON, CIRCA MID 4TH – EARLY 3RD CENTURY B.C.

$4,800.00

Culture: Eastern Mediterranean
Date: Ca. Mid 4th – Early 3rd century B.C.
Medium: Glass
Condition: Intact, mounted on a custom base display stand.
Provenance: Ex- Early private collection 1970s.
Dimensions: H. 5 in. (12.7 cm.)
Ref No. PH1170

 

Description

Dark blue in color, the cylindrical body with a convex bottom, tapering toward a short cylindrical neck, with a broad horizontal rim-disk, the body decorated with marvered feather like festoons in opaque yellow glass threads. The two ring handles, applied at different heights to sides of body.

Mediterranean Group II, Form II:I

cf: Ancient Glass in National Museums Scotland, C.S. Lightfoot 2007, no. 17, p. 35; Catalogue of Greek and Roman Glass in the British Museum, Vol. I, Core and Rod-formed Vessels and Pendants and Mycenaean Glass Objects, London 1981, no. 274, p. 106 (from Nola, Italy); The Toledo Museum of Art, Early Ancient Glass, Grose, New York 1989, nos. 152-4, pp. 122-5; Early Glass of the Ancient World, 1600 B.C. – A.D. 50, Ernesto Wolf Collection, E.M. Stern 1994, nos. 49-51, pp. 216-21; Christie’s New York Antiquities auction, June 2002, lot 168, p. 106.