GREEK CORE-FORMED GLASS ALABASTRON, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.

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Culture: Greek
Date: 2nd Century B.C.
Medium: Glass
Condition: Intact, excellent condition, preserving its original fire polish.
Provenance: Ex- Former collection of Eugene Schaefer (1874 – 1930); Early private American collection from 1930 – 1996; Sotheby’s New York, 13 June 1996, lot 148.
Dimensions: Diam. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm.)
Ref No. GR1121

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Description

Made of deep blue glass body, decorated with opaque white and yellow trailing arranged in a zigzag pattern. This alabastron has a tooled ribbed pattern noticeable on the upper part of the body as well as two small lugged handles.

Eugene Schaefer was a renowned collector of ancient glass who left many pieces to the Newark Museum in New Jersey. The collection was published by the museum curator Susan Auth in her publication: Ancient Glass at the Newark Museum from the Eugene Schaefer Collection of Antiquities, Newark Museum, New Jersey 1976.

Cf: Toledo Museum, form III: I as defined on pp. 126 ff.