Framed dimensions 15.5x22.8cm
Glass first appears in archaeological finds dating to the mid 4th millennium BC. The earliest surviving vessels were produced through a method known as core-form, whereby molten glass, formed from heated sand, was wrapped around an organic core (such as mud or clay) and held on a metal rod. During the Egyptian New Kingdom in the mid 2nd millennium BC, this technique was greatly refined, resulting in intensely-coloured glass vessels in a variety of simple, elegant forms.
Collection Mr M.G. (d. late 1990s), France; acquired Cairo 1960s