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Ancient Art

Amphoriskos

2nd–1st century B.C.

Core-formed glass, dark bluish green (almost black)

4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm)
Anonymous gift
1937.179
Culture: 
Eastern Mediterranean
Period: 
Hellenistic
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

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), 10, no. 29, ill.

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

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