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Phoenician core-formed glass amphoriskos, 2nd-1st century B.C.

Conservation:  Good condition
Material:  Vitreous paste
Dimensions:  15 cm
Provenance:  C. Bea´s collection, Barcelona / Archaeological Gallery, Spain, 2017
Exhibited:  Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)


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This ovoid-bodied amphoriskos has a cylindrical neck, an exvessel-shaped mouth with a protruding rim, and oval-shaped handles that connect the neck to the shoulder. The decoration consists of a series of yellow glass threads that stand out against the blue of the vessel. These small amphoras are small-scale replicas of Greek amphorae. Many of these perfume containers had a funerary use as offerings in tombs.

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