* A Roman Millefiore Glass Libation Cup, Roman Imperial Period, ca. 1st - 2nd century CE


$3,950 USD

The carinated cup with flaring rim, on an applied base ring. The green glass background with millefiore mosaic ornament of white, black, yellow, and red irregular concentric circles.

cf. Grose, D. F., The Toledo Museum of Art: Early Ancient Glass, New York, 1989.  p. 322, fig. 518.

Robert Steven Bianchi (ed.), Birgit Schlick-Nolte, G. Max Bernheimer, Dan Barag, Reflections on Ancient Glass from the Borowski Collection, Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 2002.   pp. 82-84, V-38.

Dimensions: Height: 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm), Diameter: 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm)

Condition: Minor losses of the millefiori decoration at the base of the interior, one age crack from the top to the bottom of the cup otherwise intact.

Provenance: T. Swope private collection, NY.

Category: $1000 - $5000, Glass, Vessels

Type: Roman

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