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Sand-Core Formed Glass Aryballos - GF.0074
Origin: Eastern Mediterranean
Circa: 6 th Century BC to 5 th Century BC
Dimensions: 2.5" (6.4cm) high x 2" (5.1cm) wide
Collection: Classical
Style: Sand-Core Formed
Medium: Glass


Additional Information: sold

Location: United States
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Beginning in about the seventh century B.C., the manufacture of sand-core vessels was revived on a large scale. Although the techniques suggest the imitation of New Kingdom vessels, new non-Egyptian forms were introduced which reflected the development of Greek pottery shapes.

This aryballos is a miniature version of a type of storage vessel produced by the Greek potters from the sixth century B.C. onwards. The vessel has a flaring rim, a short cylindrical neck and a globular body. Two handles are attached between the neck and shoulder. terminating in knobs. Around the body, a trail of zig-zag patterns in alternating yellow and blue decorate the vessel. - (GF.0074)

 

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