Greek Glass Amphoriskos from Amman

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 15 February 2019
Greek Glass Amphoriskos from Amman

An amphoriskos is a small amphora, typically less than 4 inches in height. Polychrome and sand-core formed. The decoration and the technique used are very similar to Phoenician glass, reflecting the trade and cultural exchanges across the Mediterranean basin. Achaemenid period, 6th to 5th-century BCE. from Umm Udhayna, Amman, Jordan. (The Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, February 15). Greek Glass Amphoriskos from Amman. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10105/

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