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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Eastern Mediterranean (Place Created)
1st–2nd century A.D.
18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)
A rod of twisted dark-green glass with a flat disk at one end and shaped into an oval loop at the other. There is a break where the loop attaches to the rod. This glass rod is similar in size and shape to glass distaffs, used to spin wool; the terminating loop made the tool easier to hold.
Saldern, Axel von, et al. Gläser der Antike: Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer, exh. cat. (Hamburg: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, 1974), p. 214, no. 619.