8 June 2005
A ROMAN "SPLASHED" GLASS ARYBALLOS
CIRCA MID 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Transparent aubergine in color, free-blown, the surface embellished with applied opaque white and blue patches, then further inflated, the nearly spherical body with a cylindrical neck, the thick rim folded out then in, with applied twin handles, on a slightly concave base
4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) high
European Private Collection.
Acquired by the current owner in 1990.
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For a similar example see no. 10, p. 67 in Stern, Roman, Byzantine, and Early Medieval Glass, 10 BCE-700 CE, Ernesto Wolf Collection.
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