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Pre - Roman Glassware

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Pre – Roman Glassware

Glass Ingot
Height: 5.7 cm, Diameter of underside: 15.4 cm, Diameter of topside: 12.5 cm.
Found in the 1984 excavation season of the Uluburun Bronze Age shipwreck in Kaş. Excavation inventory number: KW 3
Dark blue/cobalt-colored glass, made by casting technique. Underside and top are flat; one side broader than the other. Has a truncated conical shape, rounded topside edge, with black staining on one side and a rough surface. Has flaked-off surface and a few notch-like cracks on the sides.
Date: 14th century BC.
Publications: G.F.Bass, (1985) p.619-635 fig.5; G.F.Bass, (1987) p.693-732; G.F.Bass (1996) p.60-79; Cemal Pulak (1988) p.1-37.

Glass Beads
Length: 2.6 cm; Widht: 1.3 cm.
Found in the excavations of Müsgebi in Bodrum in 1963. Excavation inventory number: 72 C, tomb 22
Dark blue-colored glass, made by pressing inside a closed mold. The top parts of the beads have long string holes, embossed perpendicular grooves on the exteriors and horizontal drum shapes. Lower parts are spiral shaped bars with embossed perpendicular grooves on the exteriors. The upper surfaces of the bottoms have folded seashell-like shapes. Weathering has resulted in some being whitish in color, some darker.
Date: Late Minoaen-Myceneanaen Age, 1400-1250 BC.
Publications: Prof. Dr. Y. Boysal, (1964) p.81-83; A.Özet, (1992) p.115-133.
Similar Examples: S.Goldstein, (1979) p.1-98, fig.177-178; R.A.Higgins, (1961) p.41-44.

Glass Ingot
Height: 6.7 cm, Diameter of underside: 15.6 cm, Diameter of topside: 14 cm.
Found in the 1984 excavation season of the Uluburun Bronze Age shipwreck in Kaş. Excavation inventory number: KW 4
Dark cobalt blue colour. Underside and topside are rounded, underside is broader. Has a truncated conical shape, rounded topside edge and rough surface. Has gray, white and rust-colored stains on sides from the effects of the environment.
Date: 14th century BC.
Publications: G.F.Bass, (1985) p.619-635 fig.5; G.F.Bass, (1987) p.693-732; G.F.Bass (1996) p.60-79; Cemal Pulak (1988) p.1-37.