4 June 2008
THE PROPERTY OF AMBASSADOR EDWARD ELLIOT ELSON
SEVEN ROMAN GLASS VESSELS
CIRCA 1ST-4TH CENTURY A.D.
Including a beaker with pinched walls and flaring rim, on a concave base; a miniature unguentarium; a tall candlestick unguentarium; a flask with seven pinched ribs, a tapering rounded base, cylindrical neck and wide flaring mouth; an ovoid amphoriskos with twin handles, cylindrical mouth and rounded base; a piriform bottle with a cylindrical neck, flaring mouth and concave base; and a piriform amphoriskos with blue trailing wound spirally around the body, the rim folded out then in, on a flaring foot, with applied twin handles
Tallest: 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) high (7)
Acquired 1970s-early 1990s.
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Beaker: Memphis, Tennessee, Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Ancient Glass, Alfred Wolkenberg Collection, October 1964 - January 1965, no. 56.
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