London, South Kensington
6 October 2011
A ROMAN GREEN GLASS JAR
CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
The spherical body decorated with four rows of small pinched knobs, with short neck and wide everted rim
5 in. (12.7 cm.) high
Dov Biegun collection, Tel Aviv; acquired in the 1950s-1960s.
Collection of Dov Biegun; Jubilee Auction no. 50, The Archaeological Centre, Tel Aviv, 21 April 2011, lot 378.
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