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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 134

    A LARGE ROMAN GLASS CINERARY URN

    CIRCA LATE 1ST-EARLY 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE ROMAN GLASS CINERARY URN
    CIRCA LATE 1ST-EARLY 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Blue-green in color, free blown, the thick walled vessel piriform, the base folded out to form the ring foot, the conical neck tapering to the wide mouth, the rim folded out then in, with large applied twin M-shaped strap handles
    12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Edward Searles (1840-1920), Pine Lodge Mansion, Methuen, Massachusetts.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NEW ENGLAND FAMILY