Seller: nightingale_box (858) 96.6%, Location: Bangkok, default, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 273475093547 A very fine core-formed glass amphoriskos with green background , . The antique vessel is decorated with yellow , light blue and red trailing encircle all along , in feathering patterns on the body. The base of the vessel narrows and ends in a tip was made in waves pattern. The technique of core forming, which was introduced around the middle of the 16th century B.C., was used to fashion some of the first glass vessels. Core forming involves the application of glass to a removable core supported by a rod. There is no consensus about how this was accomplished. Some scholars believe that the glassmaker wound trails (strands) of molten glass around the core or dipped the core into molten glass. Others suggest that a paste of powdered glass was applied to the core and fused with heat. After forming, the object was removed from the rod and annealed (slowly cooled to room temperature). When the object had been annealed, the core was removed by scraping. Culture: Greek, Eastern Mediterranean, Dimensions: Approx (9.5 × 4.5 × 3.8 cm) Condition: Original Genuine ancient agate Gemstone more than 1500yrs!!!