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Parthian Glass

Small vase with molded decoration

PDC 23109

Small vase with molded decoration
Gilan Province. 1st-3rd century. Height 6.6 cm. Private collection, Nagoya.
A vase of pale green translucent glass containing a few air bubbles. It has a molded relief design typical of the Parthian dynasty. Probably the vase was used to hold ointment.
 - Shinji Fukai, Persian Glass (New York: Weatherhill, 1977), plate no. 35
 - Photo by Bin Takahashi


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