8 June 2005
A ROMAN GLASS AMPHORISKOS
SYRO-PALESTINIAN, CIRCA SECOND HALF OF THE 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Transparent blue in color, mold-blown, the piriform body with concentric horizontal ridges, a pointed base, a short cylindrical neck and infolded rim, with twin opaque pale green handles rising from the shoulders to the neck
3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high
with Charles Ede Ltd., London, 1995 (Roman Glass, XVII, no. 2).
P.L.W. Arts Collection, Netherlands, 2002.
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For a similar example, opaque light blue in color, see no. 420 in von Saldern, et al., Gläser der Antike, Sammlung Erwin Oppenländer.
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