Greco-Phoenician Core-Formed Alabastron
In translucent deep blue glass with opaque yellow and turquoise threads. The vessel has a wide everted rim edged in turquoise, a short neck and a long tubular body widening at the rounded base. A trail of yellow spirals around the upper half of the body in an anticlockwise direction. The lower half is decorated with rows of turquoise and yellow threads tooled into a zigzag pattern, three trails of yellow below. Two handles in yellow are applied towards the middle of the body.
Exhibited: San Diego Museum of Man, c. 1956
Literature: A less elegant example is illustrated in E. Marianne Stern, Birgit Schlick-Nolte, ‘Early Glass of the Ancient World, 1600 BC-AD 50. The Ernesto Wolf Collection’, (Germany, 1994) pp. 204-205.