11 December 2003
TWO ROMAN GLASS VESSELS
Circa Early 1st Century and 3rd Century A.D.
Including a hexagonal bottle, pale green in color, mold-blown, the body with six rectangular panels, each containing a different vessel in relief, each with a dome-shaped object above and below, the cylindrical neck free-blown, the rim folded out then in; and a double head-shaped flask, yellow green in color, the body inflated in a two-part mold, the seams concealed in the hair, depicting two similar chubby child-like faces with curly hair, the cylindrical neck free-blown, the rim infolded
3 in. (7.6 cm.) high (bottle) (2)
Acquired by the current owner in the early 1980s.
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The group of glass vessels to which the bottle belongs is known as 'vessels type, series A.' See no. 15ff in Stern, Roman Mold-blown Glass.
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