London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
A ROMAN IRIDESCENT GREEN GLASS OCTAGONAL-BODIED FLASK
3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
The tall body with short flaring neck and folded rim, a broad strap handle attached to the shoulder and rim, the flat base moulded with a rosette within a circle, repaired, 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high; and a pale green glass goblet on short hollow stem with splayed foot, the flaring sides decorated with fine spiral trail, encrustation, circa 4th Century A.D., 4¼ in. (10.7 cm.) high
7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) and 4¼ in. (10.7 cm.) high respectively (2)
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