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Parthian Glass

Ointment bottle

PDC 23105

Ointment bottle
Gilan Province. 4th-2nd century B. C. Height 8.5 cm. Private collection, Tokyo.
Long, narrow, rectangular bottle with short cylindrical neck made of purple core-molded glass. The neck, which was made separately and then attached, is light brown or pale purple. The bottle has the feathered decoration common in core-molded glass. The edges of the bottle where the four sides join are decorated with applied strings of yellow glass.
 - Shinji Fukai, Persian Glass (New York: Weatherhill, 1977), plate no. 32
 - Photo by Bin Takahashi


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