HELLENISTIC ROCK CRYSTAL VESSEL WITH WIDE MOUTH

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HELLENISTIC ROCK CRYSTAL VESSEL WITH WIDE MOUTH

Period / Age: 4th - 1st Century B.C.

Provenance: Ambassador Carlo Perrone-Capano, Grantham, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire, 1960s.

Dimensions:

Length: 4.6cm
Weight: 59g

Formed with a globular body, shallow foot and two tubular handles. Each of the handles are pierced to accommodate a string for suspension.
Slightly chipped.

Rock crystal is a precious stone in antiquity. Long ago, people believed that rock crystal was a compact form of ice: Krystallos, actually means clear ice.

The Chinese believed that rock crystal quenched thirst when held in the mouth. Using a gazing globe made out of rock crystal, future was foretold by magicians from all over the world.

The Egyptians carved rock crystal into beads, rings, and amulets. In Ancient India, rock crystal was used for its healing powers to cleanse, shift, and balance energy.

CONDITION: Very good condition. The item is described to the best of our knowledge. Please refer to the pictures and email us with any questions.