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    Sale 13850

    Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 216

    A ROMAN GREEN GLASS SKYPHOS

    CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY A.D.

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    Estimate

    A ROMAN GREEN GLASS SKYPHOS
    CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The spherical body on a flaring, slightly concave, round foot with a cut-off rim, the bowl with a ridged rim, the small twin handles with flat thumb rests applied at mid-section of body and rim
    6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam.


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    Two similar examples have been found in Bologna, Italy (see Govi & Notarianni, 1998, p. 28, no. 170) and from the necropolis at Zara, Croatia (see Ravagnan, 1994, p. 203, no. 400). The type of handle is similar to those signed in both Latin or Greek by Artas from Sidon with a moulded pincered plate; cf. Lightfoot, 2014, p. 31, fig. 21.

    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 2000.