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    Sale 13850

    Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 287

    A LATE ROMAN YELLOW-GREEN GLASS BOWL

    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.

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    A LATE ROMAN YELLOW-GREEN GLASS BOWL
    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.
    The oval body gently tapering to a flat, slightly concave, base, with short, rounded, slightly everted rim, decorated with two applied oval cobalt blue blobs and two groups of ten small oval blobs arranged in a triangular pattern, a band of light horizontal wheel-cut lines below rim and below decoration
    5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam.


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    Glassware of this general form, yellow-green and with distinctive applied blue blobbed decoration, was found throughout the Roman empire in the 4th century. The more conical examples often functioned as lamps, whilst the shape of the present lot is more suited to use as a vessel. Bowls of this type are associated with the northwestern provinces of the Roman Empire, especially Germany. For similar cf. Whitehouse, 1997, p. 216, no. 371.

    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 2000.