About this object

A Phoenician aryballos: the body is of fairly translucent blue glass and is core-formed. Relatively wide rim outlined with a light blue thread. Two large handles in blue run from the shoulder to the upper neck. Each is pierced near the top and has a long flange. The central area of the body has a single turquoise-blue chevon pattern topped by a yellow and dark blue thread chevron pattern threads. The bottom has a broder of a light blue and a yellow thread. At the top there is a thicker yellow thread that has 'spilled' on one half to give two threads.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    Dynasty 26 (about 664 BC - 525 BC)
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Sir Robert Ludwig Mond, LL.D, F.R.S., F.S.A, 1939
  • Collector
    Robert Ludwig Mond
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1939 before
  • Measurements
    60 mm x 50 mm
  • Note
    Compare with John Cooney, Catalogue of Egyptian Antiquities in the British Museum part IV: Glass (London, 1976) catalogue number 1067 (EA 30761);
  • Related people
    Robert Ludwig Mond (Collector, previous owner)

Explore related


  • Historic Glass from Collections in North West England

    Publisher: Merseyside County Museums
    Date: 1979


Previous owners

  • Robert Ludwig Mond

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1939
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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