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    Sale 13850

    Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 260

    A ROMAN STREAKED AUBERGINE GLASS HEXAGONAL BOTTLE

    CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY A.D.

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    A ROMAN STREAKED AUBERGINE GLASS HEXAGONAL BOTTLE
    CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The body blown into a two-part mould, each panel with a continuous upper band of crosshatching across the top, two panels with a flower with four heart-shaped petals, and chevron pattern below, another two panels with a four-petalled rosette and chevron pattern below, a single panel with larger chevron pattern with central diamond and a palmette below, and another single panel with elongated ovoid shape with dots and curving bands at the corners, a swirling disc below, the mould-seam visible on the underside of the base, short neck with everted inward-folded rim, twin blue glass handles applied at shoulder and under rim
    3 ¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high


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    This mould is not recorded in Stern, 1995, and at present this amphoriskos would appear unique, in a similar manner to a hexagonal jug in the Israel Museum, which has similar motifs of rosettes and palmettes as well as stylised buds and vegetal scrolls, cf. Israeli, 2003, p. 125, no. 122, col. pl. on p. 107.

    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 2000.