by 1974 - 1988
Erwin Oppenländer, 1901 - 1988 (Waiblingen, Germany), by inheritance to his son, Gert Oppenländer, 1988.
1988 - 2003
Gert Oppenländer (Waiblingen, Germany), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003.
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Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 214, Greek and Roman Glass
Eastern Mediterranean (Place Created)
18.4 × 4.8 cm (7 1/4 × 1 7/8 in.)
Core-formed, dark blue (cobalt) glass alabastron decorated with a vertically combed zig-zag pattern in yellow and occasionally white. Threads of yellow and white circle the upper body, and a thread of white outlines the edge of the mouth. There are two small handles on the upper body. The vessel is intact, but with repaired breaks visible especially around the neck. A small hole is on one side of the neck.
Saldern, Axel von, et al. Gläser der Antike: Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer, exh. cat. (Hamburg: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, 1974), pp. 73, no. 187; pp. 57, plate no. 187.