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Sidonian Amphoriskos

Roman, 1st Century AD
Light olive green glass.
H 7.5 cm

Mold-blown Amphoriskos with ovoid body, flat bottom, cylindrical neck and flaring rim. From shoulder to neck two opposite handles. A central band of tendril scrolls bordered above and below by a horizontal raised line. Shoulder area and lower body decorated with tongue pattern. Unbroken, cracks in neck and rim.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession Number: 17.194.223

Catalogoe Glass from the ancient world – The Ray Winfield Smith collection, Corning 1957, no. 75

Exhibition catalogue – 3000 Jahre Glaskunst von der Antike bis zum Jugendstil, Kunstmuseum Luzern 1981, no. 254


German private collection H. W. (1931-2018), acquired between 1993 and 1996 on the German art market.

Accompanied by an IADAA Interpol search certificate.

€ 1,800