London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A ROMAN GREEN GLASS PINCHED FLASK
2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
The spherical body decorated with small pointed knobs, iridescent interior, flaring neck with ground rim, repaired neck, 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high; a small green glass aryballos, the squat body with twin handle-lugs, thick inward-folded flattened rim, 1st-2nd Century A.D., 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high; an olive green glass juglet, single handle with double fold at attachment to rim, the neck with flaring inward-folded rim, iridescent, 3rd-4th Century A.D., 4 in. (10.1 cm.) high; and a green glass unguentarium with squat body and tall cylindrical neck, 1st Century A.D., 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high (4)
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