4 June 2008,
Price realised USD 5,000
USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE
SYRO-PALESTINIAN, CIRCA 25-75 A.D.
Opaque white in color, mold-blown, the tapering cylindrical body with a foliate motif comprised of trees and connecting vines, divided into four sections, rays on the flat shoulders, tongues rising up from the ring base, concentric circles around a central depression on the underside, the long neck free blown, the flaring rim folded out then in
3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) high
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with Mosleh's Antiques Shop, Shemaria, 1979.
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