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ANCIENT EGYPT
ISLAMIC IRIDESCENT GLASS CUP
GRAECO-ROMAN PERIOD (30 BC - AD 395) / COPTIC (AD 395-642)
Ex collection of Jean David-Weill, founder of the Middle East dept at Le Louvre
Object certified authentic and sold with an expert certificate. Satisfied or your money back.
Object :
Nº 1643
Material :
Glass
Type Object :
Objects of the everyday life, Vases and vessels
Dimensions :
Height: 2.4 cm (0.9") - Diam: 5.2 cm (2")
Provenance :
Exhibited at Musée de Montélimar - France
Bibliography :
Published in « Parfums de Grands Maîtres » exhibition July 1st / December 31st 2016 - catalogue page 12

 

Cup in translucent iridescent glass decorated in relief with circles with a central point. The piece was blown in a mould.

  

The technique of glassblowing was discovered in the 1st century BC in Sidon in Phoenicia. The practice of blowing into a mould was invented in Northern Italy in the 1st century AD. With the fall of the Roman Empire, the glassmakers of the eastern Mediterranean further developed their techniques, thus making the Middle East the premier producer of deluxe glass up until the 15th century. The raw materials came for the most part from the region of the Belus River (Syria, Lebanon) or Egypt.

€ 2500 - £ 2227.95 - $ 2902.75 - C$ 3847.25

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