Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

Core-Formed Alabastron

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, pre-Hellenistic periods by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 27, 2016

This vessel was manufactured around 6th to 4th Century B.C. using the core-formed method of glassmaking. The shape of this Alabastron was inspired by the common Greek pottery of the period, a form frequently used in core glass. The decoration is also typical using trailed and marveled threads of yellow, turquoise and red.  Glass objects from pre-Hellenistic periods were luxury items, affordable by only the upper class.

H: 9.6 cm

6th -4th Century B.C.

Kofler #327 & 331, Constable Maxwell #15, Yale #23 & 24, Oppenhanded #165

26R Core-formed Alabastron

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