London, South Kensington
28 April 2009
A ROMAN AUBERGINE BLOWN GLASS FLASK
1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The squat body with concave base, wide flat shoulder, the cylindrical neck with outward-flared rim with inward-folded lip, two vertical circular applied handles pinched into dolphin shapes attached to rim and shoulder
2 1/16 in. (5.2 cm.) high
Plesch collection (AGv 8hD); acquired from Christopher Sheppard, London, October 1983.
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Cf. F. Fremersdorf and E. Polonyi-Fremersdorf, Die Farblosen Gläser der Frühzeit in Köln, Köln, 1984, p. 108, no. 241 for similar.
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