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    Sale 12256

    Antiquities

    12 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 105

    A LATE ROMAN GLASS AMPHORISKOS

    CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

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    A LATE ROMAN GLASS AMPHORISKOS
    CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.
    Yellow-green in color, free blown, the piriform body on a pedestal foot, with a tall cylindrical neck flaring to a funnel mouth, the rim infolded, with an applied ring bisecting the neck, the twin handles applied to the shoulders and pulled up to the neck ring
    5 13/16 in. (14.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Antiquities, Sotheby's, New York, 13 June 1996, lot 162.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOHN F. FORT


    Exhibited

    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Glass of Imperial Rome from the John F. Fort Collection, 2 June-6 October 2002.