4 June 2008
A ROMAN GLASS HEXAGONAL BOTTLE
SYRO-PALESTINIAN, CIRCA 1ST QUARTER OF THE 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Opaque white in color, blown in a three-part mold, the bulbous body with six rectangular panels framed by columns, each panel containing a vessel in relief, including hydriae, amphorae and kraters, fillets suspended below the panels, with alternating large and small fruits below each column, the shoulders with six arches, each containing a dome-shaped object, on a ring base, the cylindrical neck with a slight bulge on one side, the rim folded in
3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) high
Private Collection, acquired in 1986.
Anonymous sale; Arte Primitivo, New York, 6 March 2002, lot 20.
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For a similar example, perhaps from the same mold, see nos. 15 in Stern, Roman Mold-blown Glass.
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