London, South Kensington
28 April 2009
A ROMAN AUBERGINE AND WHITE 'MARBLED' BLOWN GLASS BIRD FLASK
1ST CENTURY A.D.
The body in the form of a bird with pinched extended tail, the raised short neck with folded rim pinched to form a spouted beak
3½ in. (9 cm.) long
Plesch collection (AGv 9H); acquired from Dr Leo Mildenberg, Zurich, January 1973.
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Cf. A. von Saldern et al., Gläser der Antike: Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer, Hamburg, 1974, pp. 204-205, nos. 574-577 for similar.
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