A Roman Glass Funnel Flask, ca 1st century AD

Pale Blue/Green glass bottle with flat base, globular body, long tubular neck with slight flare at the 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, small chip to rim, the neck with cracks and thin glass loss that runs almost the length of the neck, possibly rejoining.  Otherwise, complete and in very good condition overall.  Still an impressive vessel that is a good size.

Dimensions: Height:  6.5 inches (16.5 cm)

Provenance:  Forming part of the James Stephan Snr. collection, assembled in the 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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