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RG1501

A Large Roman Glass Funnel Flask, ca 1st century AD

Pale green glass bottle with flat base, globular body, square shoulder, long tubular neck and double rounded rim.  

Reference:  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). McGovern-Huffman, S. "Magical, Mystical Roman Glass, the Lenman/Stohlman Collection of Ancient Roman Glass" (2012) pg 9.

Condition: Light mineral accumulation and pale iridescence to the interior, intact and in very good condition overall.  An impressive vessel that is a good size.

Dimensions: Height:  15.24 cm, (6 inches) 

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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