TWO ANCIENT GLASS VESSELS
ANCIENT GLASS FROM THE COLLECTION OF GEOFFREY SOWASH
TWO ANCIENT GLASS VESSELS

CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.

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TWO ANCIENT GLASS VESSELS
CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
Both free-blown, one a Byzantine pale green double unguentarium, pinched to form two compartments, with a thin trail wound spirally along its length, formed into a zigzag below the everted rim; and one a Roman yellow-green flask, the piriform body on a hollow tooled base ring, with a long cylindrical neck, the thick everted rim folded in, with two ribbon trails applied vertically along its length, tooled to form a handle at the upper end (one preserved)
Unguentarium: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) high; Flask: 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high (2)
Provenance
Unguentarium: Princeton University Art Museum, accession no. 62.200.
Anonymous sale; Arte Primitivo, New York, 28 July 1998, lot 153.
Flask: Princeton University Art Museum, accession no. 46-331.
Anonymous sale; Arte Primitivo, New York, 22 January 1996, lot 376.

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