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 / This piece is accompanied by an export certificate from the Spanish Ministry of Culture No. 2020/00464 with date 14/02/2020 and certificate of authenticity.
Exhibited:  Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)
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The Phoenician civilization is chronologically located between 1200 and 330 B.C., located in the narrow strip of the Mediterranean between Syria and Palestine. The Phoenicians maintained contacts with all the states and empires in their territorial environment, which is why it was a coveted place as a strategic and commercial enclave. Furthermore, its geographical position meant that it had an important maritime vocation.

Amphorisk with ovoid body, cylindrical neck and exvaciated mouth with protruding edge. Oval section handles that join the neck with the shoulder. The decoration consists of series of yellow glass over the blue of the container. The amphorisks are small-care replicas of Greek amphorae. Many of these perfume containers had a funeral use as offering in the tombs.

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