Egyptian glass paste amphorisk, 2nd BC-1st-AD

Conservation:  Damaged neck and chip on bottom / deposits and wear and tear
Material:  Glass
Dimensions:  13 cm
Provenance:  Collection Pierre, Claude & Jeanine Vérite, 1930-1980 / Hotel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo, 2019
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Glass paste amphorisk decorated with white godrons on a dark blue background and consists of a small handle on one side. The amphorisks are small-scale replicas of Greek amphoras, which were used as containers for perfumes or ointments for offerings or linked to funerary contexts. These amphorisks usually have oval shapes, but they become longer as the Hellenistic period unfolds.

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