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A rare gold-band mosaic glass alabastron

2 - A rare gold-band mosaic glass alabastron

A rare gold-band mosaic glass alabastron Roman Empire, period of Augustus, 1st century B.C. - 1st century A.D. Cylindrical in form, assembled from fused canes of yellow, white, aubergine, green and blue, spiral twisted around a central rod from the rounded base to the cut-off rim. Very good condition except some small cracks. 14.5 cm high Alabastra, bereits im 7. Jh. v. Chr. in Griechenland als Gefäßform entwickelt, wurden zur The Greek word alabastron stems from alabaster, the soft, white, and sometimes translucent stone used in Egypt as far back as the second millennium B.C. to make unguent bottles. In Greece beginning in the mid-sixth century B.C., glass alabastra were made using the core-forming technique, while other early alabastra were cast as solid blanks and then carved out. Because they were used to store the oils and perfumes necessary for many aspects of daily life in the ancient world, alabastra can be found throughout the ancient Mediterranean. Over time, the glass alabastron underwent many stylistic changes, becoming more slender and graceful by the first century B.C. While it served as a common household object, some Hellenistic pieces were also fashioned as luxury items in gold-band glass. Gold-band alabastra such as the example shown here can be considered the precursors to the Roman production of gold-glass vessels. geschmolzen oder gepreßt wird. Und seine besonderen Techniken und Gestaltungen werden im

Römisches Reich, Augusteische Periode, E. 1. Jh. v. Chr. - A. 1. Jh. n. Chr.

Catalogueprice: 9.000 - 12.000 €

Result: 12.000,00 EUR

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