Core-formed dark blue glass Amphoriskos, wound with blue and orange marbled festoons, the rim and shoulder with two blue glass handles, knobbed foot. The making of core-formed glass vessels was one of the oldest glass making techniques. Some encrustations.
400 - 200 BC
5" x 2"
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