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Lentoid Bottle
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Lentoid Bottle

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Description In ancient Egypt, vessels were formed by heating powdered glass in a furnace around a clay core. Once the glass had melted around the core, glassmakers trailed threads of molten glass around the vessel and combed the trails with a pointed tool to create patterns.
  • 3000 Years of Glass: Treasures from The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1982.
  • Salviati and the Antique: Ancient Inspiration for Modern Glassmaking. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2007-2008.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [said to be from Dendera]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1913, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1913

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ca. 1390-1213 BCE (New Kingdom, late 18th-19th Dynasty)
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H: 2 13/16 in. (7.2 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
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