Kabul Museum 1969

Copyright (c) Dr. Volker Thewalt
1969 / 22.02.2001 [akt. 21.10.2010]

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Museum Kabul : Becher mit horizontalen wellenförmigen Zierbändern (halb verdeckt dahinter: Glasgefäß in Form eines Delphins), Glas, aus Begram, 1./2. Jh., H. ca. 18 cm.
Photo : Thewalt 1969 (p7_69_09)
Wird von INTERPOL gesucht.

[ Vgl. Francine Tissot 2006, Catalogue of the National Museum of Afghanistan 1931-1985,
UNESCO publishing 2006, Paris, p. 277:
K.p.Beg. 695.435. Exc. no. 228, K.M. inv. no. 57-2-47; H 0.0.178. White glass; MDAFA, IX, figs. 55, 367; ROW, 71, fig. 68; D.D.B. 103.84. Beaker encased within a 'cage' of horizontal undulating filaments of glass supported by vertical filaments attached to the wall of the vessel.

The glass vessels discovered in the two Begram rooms were first studied by Otto Kurz, a member of DAFA, and later by many other experts. Most of the glass came from the West and is similar to that of the late Greek period in Western Asia and the Mediterranean. The existence of trade links between East and West is now well established. It is also believed that rough blocks of glass were probably imported to Kapisa at the time. Some of the Begram glass may have been manufactured
in situ. As far as the Begram treasure is concerned, this is certainly one of the many problems that still need to be solved.
D.B. Harden et al., 1987.
O. Kurz, 1954, MDAFA, XI, pp. 95-109; catalogue, pp. 254-64.
D. Whitehouse, 2001, TOPOI, 11, pp. 437-49. ]