4.17.2007

Afghanistan: Begram Glass II

A few more items of glass from Begram that were in the Afghanistan Rediscovered exhibition at the Guimet in Paris. They're a little less glamorous than the pervious ones, but more practical - everyone needed a phiale for libations, and in the smelly ancient world bottles of perfume were a must.

























Phiale
Begram, field II, room 10
1st century
clear glass
Ht. 7.0 cm ; Ø 23.5 cm
Musée National d’Afghanistan – MK 04.1.54
























Ichthyomorphic flask
Begram, field II, room 10
1st century
Blown blue glass
7.2 x 30.5 cm
Musée National d’Afghanistan – MK 04.1.47





















Ichthyomorphic flask
Begram, field II, room 10
1st century
Blown glass, with details in blue glass
8.7 x 10.7 x 20 cm
Musée National d’Afghanistan – MK 04.1.45

All photographs © Thierry Ollivier / musée Guimet

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