Glass Vessel Made by Core-forming Technique

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 November 2015

Core-forming is one of the earliest glass-making techniques. The body of the vessel was shaped around a core. Colored trails of glass were wound around it, and the rim and handles added. the vessel was then cooled and the core removed. Mediterranean or Black sea, mid-6th century BCE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)



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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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