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ROMAN WINESKIN FLASK, 1ST CENTURY AD

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ROMAN WINESKIN FLASK, 1ST CENTURY AD
Culture: Roman. Date 1st Century A.D. Material: Yellow-green glass. Condition: Repaired. Provenance: Ex: American private collection; Ex: New York art market. Measurements: 3.9 inches high (9.7 cms). Pale green in color, free blown in the form of a filled pig skin, the waisted body seated with its "tied" fore- and hind-legs each extending to a point, the long conical neck with everted rim, on a flat base. An extremely rare type. Cf: lot 214, Christie's New York Antiquities Auction, 8 June 2001 (realized $8,460); no. 66, Alfred Wolkenberg Collection. Also, Similar vessels in the form of a wineskin are known in bronze. See for example no. 113, p. 203 in von Bothmer, et al., Antiquities from the Collection of Christos G. Bastis. Our vast inventory of ancient art includes one of the finest and most comprehensive ancient glass collections ever assembled; it includes nearly every variety of pre-Roman, Roman, and Eastern Mediterranean ancient glass. If you have any specific inquiries, please let us know.


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