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Parthian Glass

Quadrangular flask with encrustations in glass

PDC 29709

Quadrangular flask with encrustations in glass
Azerbaijan, 2nd-3rd Century A.D.
Height: 19 cm, Diameter of neck: 4.3 cm, Width: 10 cm
This flask may represent attempts of the late Parthian or early Sasanian periods to imitate sumptuous objects from Oriental Asia, after Parthian contact with luxurious products exported from China.
Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran, inv. 623-A
- 7000 Anos de Arte Persa Obras Primas do Museu Nacional do Irão, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, Portugal


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