Greek core-formed glass amphoriskos, 6th-4th century B.C.

Material:  Glass
Conservation:  Good condition
Material:  Vitreous paste
Dimensions:  8 cm
Provenance:  Private collection R. G. Lleida (Spain) in the 1980s. /J. Bagot Gallery, Spain, 2015 / This piece is accompanied by an export certificate from the Spanish Ministry of Culture No. 2020/00824 with date 14/02/2020 and certificate of authenticity.
Exhibited:  Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)
2.000€
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Item made of glass paste in the typology known as amphoriskos, as it has the same shape as Greek amphorae made of ceramic. The glazed paste combines different colours; cobalt blue for the body and handles, light blue and yellow for some of the stripes on the mouth, neck and the rest of the piece, combining straight lines with another zigzag decoration.

These small vessels were used in antiquity to contain ointments, aromatic oils or perfumes. Objects made of vitreous paste belonged to the wealthier social classes and were considered luxury items, being exported throughout the Mediterranean.

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