London, South Kensington
28 April 2009
A ROMAN GREEN GLASS TRIPLE BALSAMARIUM
4TH CENTURY A.D., EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN
The flask pinched to form three conjoined tubular phials, a thread wound spirally around the body and three 'frilled' trail handles running up the sides of each tube, another thick trail around the body above the rounded base, three arched handles (two restored) attached to the tubular inward-folded rim, silvery iridescence
6¼in. (16 cm.) high
Plesch collection (AGv 16hB); acquired from P. Wengraf, London, June 1971.
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EXHIBITED AND PUBLISHED:
50th Anniversary Exhibition of The Circle of Glass Collectors, Broadfield House Glass Museum and the Pilkington Glass Museum, 1987-1988, no. 7.
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