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Ancient Art

Alabastron

6th–4th century B.C.

Core-formed glass, dark blue

3 1/8 in. (8 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.4
Culture: 
Eastern Mediterranean or Egyptian(?)
Period: 
Late Period
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

May be referenced in 12-15-1911 Khayat receipt. Found at Fayum, Egypt.

Bibliography: 

Gustavus A. Eisen, Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, 2 vols. (New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1927), vol. 1, p. 122, pl. 4.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 8–9, no. 22, ill.

Christie’s London, London, Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, sale cat. (July 6, 2016), 6, ill.

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