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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 93

    A ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE

    SYRO-PALESTINIAN, CIRCA MID 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE
    SYRO-PALESTINIAN, CIRCA MID 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    Mold-blown, opaque blue in color, the hexagonal body with rectangular panels on each side framed by columns topped by triangular pediments, each panel with a different bird perched on a rock or nest, the convex base with twenty-six upturned tongues, the flat base with a seam, with a convex shoulder, a long cylindrical neck and a folded flaring rim
    3 in. (7.6 cm.) high


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    For similar hexagonal vessels with bird iconography see nos. 45-47 in Stern, Roman Mold-blown Glass.

    Provenance

    London Art Market, 1990.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION