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RG211

A tall Roman Glass Flask, late 1st or 2nd century A.D.

of pale green glass, standing on wide disc foot, pear shaped body rising to long flared neck.

Reference :  Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection. ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. ;   Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. .

Condition: The bottle is in very good condition overall. There is a hairline crack to the body that is difficult to discern because of the flaky internal iridescence that is bright and very pretty.

Dimensions: Height:  7 inches (17.8 cm)

Provenance:  Forming part of the James Stephan collection assembled in the 1950's to early 1960's and then by descent.  Dr. Stephan was an archaeologist excavating in the Anatolian region of Turkey during this time and acquired his collection from dealers and villagers throughout the region.
 

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