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A Roman Glass Ungentarium, ca. 1st Century AD

RG1418

A 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.

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

Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall.

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.


Category: Glass, Under $1000, Vessels

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