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Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 4th century CE. A striking pilgrim flask, with a deep cobalt blue body of an elegant flattened teardrop shape, a graduated tubular neck that resolves in a generous rolled rim, as well as a pair of sinuous translucent, aqua/blue-green trail handles joining neck to shoulders. Pilgrim flasks like this example were made by blowing a flask of a standard shape and then compressing it to a flattened form. The name of this vessel derives from the canteen-like bottles once carried by pilgrims. Scholars have also suggested that flasks like this were used as holy oil containers. Size: 5.125" H (13 cm); 5.375" H (13.7 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection

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#131887

Condition

Body has been repaired / restored from multiple pieces.

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Roman Glass Pilgrim Flask - Cobalt Blue & Aqua

Estimate $500 - $750Mar 26, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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