7 December 2000
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
TWO ROMAN GLASS VESSELS
Circa 1st-4th Century A.D.
Including a jug, pale blue-green in color, free-blown, the ovoid body with a tapering cylindrical neck, on a trailed foot-ring, the splayed mouth with in-folded rim, with a single applied ribbon handle; and an oinochoe, transparent blue-green in color, the spherical body on a concave base, the tapering cylindrical neck, with a trefoil mouth, the rim folded out, the three-ribbed handle with a folded flat loop over the rim
8 in. (20.3 cm) for the tallest (2)
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For a similar oinochoe see no. 150, p. 180 in Kunina, Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
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