3 June 2009
PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
A ROMAN GLASS AMPHORISKOS
CIRCA 2ND HALF OF THE 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Pale yellow-green in color, blown into a two part mold, the ovoid body with horizontal ridges, the cylindrical neck free-blown, the rim folded out then in, with twin vertical green handles
4¼ in. (11.4 cm.) high
Acquired by the current owner's family between 1981 and 2000.
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For the type see nos. 65-67, pp. 158-159 in Stern, Toledo Museum of Art, Roman Mold-blown Glass, the First Through Sixth Centuries.
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