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Ancient Art

Amphoriskos

6th–4th century B.C.

Core-formed glass, dark blue with white and yellow decoration

4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm)
Anonymous gift
1937.178
Culture: 
Eastern Mediterranean
Period: 
Dynasties 26–27
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Said to be from Capua. Mrs. R. Berens, sale Sotheby's, July 1923.

Bibliography: 

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 8, no. 19, ill.

Richard A. Grossmann, Ancient Glass: A Guide to the Yale Collection (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2002), 7, fig. 5.

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