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5th century B.C., 6th century B.C.
This blown glass bottle is transparent, but shows pale gray shades. The patina adds a beautiful polychromy ranging from gold to violet-blue, whose appearance depends on the light.
Vessels in the shape of dates, which look very realistic with the vertical grooves imitating the wrinkles of the dried fruit, are among the most famous and popular glass vases of the early Imperial period.
This vessel, whose shape is as simple as it is elegant, was carved from a beautiful block of granite with black and white mottling.
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