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Lot 0274 Details

Description
Late Roman Empire, Ca. 2nd-3rd century CE. Hand-blown glass vessel with elongated piriform body on flat base with a tall neck, pinched a tad where it meets the body and flattened rim. Green hues with areas of rainbow iridescence. The invention of the “blowing pipe” technique opened up many possibilities in ancient glass-making in that glass could be shaped by hand. Under the reign of the First Emperor August, 27 BCE – 14 CE, glass-making became an important industry in the Roman Empire. Size: 4-3/4" H.

Provenance: Ex-Sarkisian Gallery, Denver, CO.

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#100647
Condition
Small chip to rim. Otherwise intact and very good.
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Ancient Roman Glass Flask

Estimate $200 - $300Apr 16, 2015
Starting Price $100
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