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Sand-Core Formed Glass Oinochoe - GF.0348
Origin: Eastern Mediterranean
Circa: 6 th Century BC to 4 th Century BC
Dimensions: 2.875" (7.3cm) high
Collection: Classical
Medium: Glass


Location: UAE
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Beginning in the seventh century B.C., the manufacture of sand-core vessels was revived in large scale in Egypt and the Near East. Although the techniques and colours suggest imitations of the New Kingdom vessels, new non-Egyptian forms were introduced to reflect the development of Greek pottery shapes.

This diminutive vessel must have once contained a most rare and precious substance, be it fragrant perfume or healing ointment. Cobalt blue in colour, it rests on an outsplayed foot that is slightly convex below. It has rounded shoulders, a cylindrical neck, trefoil mouth, and a single handle. Opaque yellow and turquoise threads have been wound spirally on the body and then tooled into a zigzag pattern in the middle band. Furthermore, the edges of the foot and the rim have been decorated with a turquoise thread.

Vessels of this type continued to be produced until the first century B.C. - (GF.0348)

 

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