AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN CORE-FORMED GLASS ARYBALLOS LATE 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C. The dark blue spherical body with opaque yellow and turquoise marvered decoration, comprising a yellow trail spiralling around the shoulder, a yellow and turquoise zigzag pattern around the body with two yellow bands below, an applied turquoise trail around everted rim edge, twin 'duck head' handles 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high
Core-formed glass vessels with patterned decoration were fashioned as containers for costly perfumed ointments, scented oils, and cosmetics. The vessel shapes generally imitated those of containers made of beautifully veined stone or decorated pottery, industries of great antiquity and sophistication in ancient Egypt.
A Greek blue core-formed aryballos Eastern Mediterranean, circa 6th-5th Century B.C. Possibly from Rhodes, the spherical body with yellow spiral trail above and below finely tooled turquoise and yellow zigzag decoration, with applied yellow trail at the edge of the rim, the bottom with a yellow and turquoise circle, with matching blue applied scrolling handles, 2¼in (6cm) high, mounted
A GREEK CORE-FORMED GLASS AMPHORISKOS EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN, CIRCA 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C. With opaque white ovoid body, cylindrical neck with everted rim, applied aubergine marvered threads wound spirally and tooled into a zigzag pattern, aubergine trail around knob base and rim, twin vertical handles, rim restored 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high
A GREEK CORE-FORMED GLASS AMPHORISKOS CIRCA 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C. The dark blue ovoid body with cylindrical neck and everted rim, applied opaque yellow and turquoise marvered threads wound spirally and tooled into a festoon pattern, yellow and turquoise bands below, applied yellow trail around foot, turquoise trail around rim, twin applied handles 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high