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Parthian Glass

Spinning whorls and miscellaneous objects

PDC 23117

Spinning whorls and miscellaneous objects
Gilan Province. 1st-3rd century. Private collection, Tokyo.
The pieces in the lower row are spinning whorls of blue, dark blue, or green glass. One is finished with a striped pattern made with white and dark blue glass strings.
 - Shinji Fukai, Persian Glass (New York: Weatherhill, 1977), plate no. 55
 - Photo by Bin Takahashi


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