London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
A ROMAN MOULD-BLOWN BLUE GLASS FLASK
1ST CENTURY A.D.
The body decorated with a series of nesting birds within six arcades, including a stork seated on an orb and in flight, triangular pediments above, with rays below around the base, the cylindrical neck with everted ground rim
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) high
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Cf. G. Eisen, Glass, I, New York, 1927, pp. 248-249, fig. 116, for similar and a discussion on the type said to be particular to Ornithopolis, a town near Sidon.
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