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On display at V&A South Kensington
Glass, Room 131

Flask

1401 BC-1336 BC (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Core-formed cobalt blue unguent jar, of krateriskos form, with a lip and foot rimmed with yellow. The neck and body is decorated with applied thread decoration in white bordered by yellow, and there are separately formed handles in blue.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Glass, core-formed, with applied thread decoration
Brief Description
Glass flask of krateriskos shape, in cobalt blue decorated with white and yellow wavy lines and with blue handles. Egypt (probably Malqata or el-Amarna), New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
Physical Description
Core-formed cobalt blue unguent jar, of krateriskos form, with a lip and foot rimmed with yellow. The neck and body is decorated with applied thread decoration in white bordered by yellow, and there are separately formed handles in blue.
Dimensions
  • Height: 6.4cm
  • Maximum width: 5.5cm
Styles
Object history
The original accession registers for this object state that it is said to have come from a Greek tomb.



Purchased from John Webb.
Subject depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Egypts Golden Age: The Art of Living in the New Kingdom 1558 - 1085 BC (Boston, 1983): 163 no. 175.
  • A. P. Kozloff and B.M. Bryan, (Cleveland, 1992): 384-5 no. 92
  • A. Nesbitt, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Glass Vessels in the South Kensington Museum (London, 1878): 7
  • W. B. Honey, Victoria and Albert Museum - Glass: A Handbook for the Study of glass Vessels of All Periods and Countries & A Guide to the Museum Collection (London, 1946): 17 pl. 1b
  • B. Nolte, Die Glassgefaesse im Alten Agypten (Berlin, 1968): 84 No. 8, Pl. 3
  • Burlington Fine Arts Club, Exhibition of the Art of Ancient Egypt (London, 1895): 107 No. 7, Pl. 2
Other Number
9847 - Glass gallery number
Collection
Accession Number
1011-1868

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record createdDecember 13, 1997
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