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Sand-Core Formed Glass Amphoriskos - X.0619
Origin: Eastern Mediterranean
Circa: 2 nd Century BC to 1 st Century BC
Dimensions: 6" (15.2cm) high x 2" (5.1cm) wide
Collection: Classical Antiquities
Medium: Glass

Location: UAE
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he late seventh century B.C., an extensive glass industry developed on the island of Rhodes, under the influence of Phoenician and Mesopotamian craftsmen. New shapes were introduced imitating Greek vessels. They were used as containers for cosmetics and perfumes, and their distribution attests to the trade routes followed by the Greeks and Phoenician merchants.

This amphoriskos has a flaring rim and a long cylindrical neck, an elongated piriform body and a knobbed base. No handles are attached to it. A red and white trail wound spirals around the lower part of the neck, and a feather-like design spirals around the upper neck and body.

Amphoriskoi are the most common types of core-formed vessels produced during the Hellenistic period. - (X.0619)


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