8 June 2001
A ROMAN MARBLED GLASS FLASK
Circa 1st Century A.D.
Free-blown from cane sections of aubergine and white, forming a marbled pattern of irregular festoons, the swelling body tapering to a pointed base, with a long narrow cylindrical neck, the funnel-shaped mouth with an in-folded rim
11¼ in. (29.8 cm) high
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For a similar example see no. 65 in Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery.
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