RG1402

A Roman Glass Sprinkler Vessel, ca 1st century AD

Pale green glass bottle with flat base, globular body, long tubular neck pinched slightly at the shoulder.  

For related examples see:  Hayes J. W. "Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum". Toronto, 1975, cat. # 222.  Susan H. Auth "Ancient Glass at the Newark Museum from the Eugene Schaefer collection" (1976), and McGovern-Huffman, S. "Magical, Mystical Roman Glass, the Lenman/Stohlman Collection" (2012) pg 9.

Condition:  Intact and in excellent condition overall.

Dimensions: Height:  13.97cm ( 5.5 inches) Width: 7.62 cm ( 3 inches) (at the base) 

Provenance:  Forming part of the James Stephan Snr. collection, assembled in the 1950's to early 1960's and then by descent.  Dr. Stephan was a US intelligence officer who also held a degree in archaeology.  He was posted in the Anatolian region of Turkey with the US government during this time, and acquired his collection from dealers and villagers throughout the region.
 

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