Barakat Gallery
Login | Register | User Services | Search | Newsletter Sign-up
Barakat Gallery
HOME : Classical Antiquities : Sand Core Glass : Sand-Core Formed Glass Amphoriskos
Click to view original image.
Sand-Core Formed Glass Amphoriskos - GF.0347
Origin: Eastern Mediterranean
Circa: 2 nd Century BC to 1 st Century BC
Dimensions: 6" (15.2cm) high
Collection: Classical
Medium: Glass

Location: UAE
Currency Converter
Place On Hold
Ask a Question
Email to a Friend
Previous Item
Next Item
Photo Gallery
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.

The form of this vessel is typical of glass amphoriskoi of the Hellenistic period. Characteristic of this type are the elongated neck and the extensive body decoration. This vessel has a flaring rim, a long cylindrical neck, an elongated piriform body and a knob base. Attached are two handles between the shoulder and the top of the neck. Yellow trail wounds spiral around the body and neck of the vessel forming a feather-like pattern.

Vessels of this type were produced until the first century B.C. - (GF.0347)


Home About Us Help Contact Us Services Publications Search
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Security

Copyright (c) 2000-2023 by Barakat, Inc. All Rights Reserved - TEL 310.859.8408 - FAX 310.276.1346

coldfusion hosting