12 December 2002
A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ANCIENT GLASS
A ROMAN MARBLED GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
Circa 1st Century A.D.
Cobalt blue in color with opaque white marbling, free-blown, conical in shape with a cylindrical neck, the horizontal rim-disk with the rim folded out and then in, on a slightly concave base
3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm) high
Fortuna Fine Arts, Ltd., New York, 1995
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