Hellenistic Glass Core-Formed Amphoriskos

GBP 3,500.00

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Object Description

An intact Hellenistic glass amphora of brownish colour with white dragged zigzag pattern to the body and spirals to the neck and the terminal. Iridescence present, decoration extends through the whole vessel. Smooth surface. This form is typical for the Eastern Mediterranean and Hellenistic period. The core-formed or sandcore vessels were created when a core of sand, mud or clay was formed around the end of a metal rod. Molten glass was trailed onto to the core to form the body of the vessel and decorative threads of contrasting colours were trailed and dragged into various patterns, such as feather or zigzag.

Object History

Matheson, S. B., Ancient glass in the Yale University Art Gallery, 1980, no. 27.

Object Condition

Fine. Repairs to the handles.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:6.6 x H:14.8 centimeters
  • year
    3rd – 1st cent. BC

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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