London, South Kensington
28 April 2009
A ROMAN GREEN GLASS QUADRUPLE BALSAMARIUM
4TH CENTURY A.D., EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN
The body pinched to form four conjoined tubular phials, with spiral trail wound around the lower body and a tall zigzag trail running around the neck, an elaborate three-tiered composite arched handle above, with silvery iridescence
9 1/8 in. (23 cm.) high
Plesch collection (AGv 23h); acquired from Dr Leo Mildenberg, Zurich, January 1973.
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50th Anniversary Exhibition of The Circle of Glass Collectors, Broadfield House Glass Museum and The Pilkington Glass Museum, 1987-1988, no. 6.
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