London, South Kensington
28 April 2009
A ROMAN OLIVE GREEN BLOWN GLASS ARYBALLOS
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
The heavy spherical body with flat base, the short cylindrical neck with heavy two-stepped flanged rim, the body with wheel-cut single and double horizontal lines, two thick 'dolphin' handles attached to neck and shoulder
5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high
Plesch collection (AGv 13hB); acquired from Galerie Puhze, Freiburg, Germany, September 1979.
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Cf. A. von Saldern, Glas von der Antike bis zum Jugendstil, Mainz am Rhein, 1980, p. 129, no. 129 for similar.
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