Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 3rd to 4th century CE. A free-blown amphoriskos comprised of translucent, grey-green-hued glass with a conical body and a rough pontil scar, a rounded shoulder tapering to a narrow neck, a flared and out-folded rim, and a pair of applied trail handles joining rim to shoulder. The fire-polished surface exhibits areas of encrusted deposits which on the shoulders have a faint silvery iridescence. Used for holding small amounts of precious scented oils, this is an elegant example of fine Roman glasswork! Size: 2.3" W x 6.5" H (5.8 cm x 16.5 cm); 6.95" H (17.7 cm) on included custom stand.
Provenance: private southern California, USA collection, acquired in the 1970s to mid-1980s
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