Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 4th century CE. A beautiful set of two free-blown miniature glass vessels. First is a petite flask, of blue-green glass and a translucent composition, with a footed base, a spherical body, wide tubular neck, thin rim, and a trio of applied trail handles. Second is a miniscule spouted oinochoe, of emerald-green glass and a near transparent composition, with a round but stable base, globular body, a pinched spout, and an applied trail handle with a small suspension loop on top. Vessels like these examples were used to contain small amounts of scented oils or other precious liquids and would have been a common sight among ladies' toiletry items. A gorgeous ensemble! Size of largest (oinochoe): 2.75" H (7 cm).
Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection
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