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ROMAN VASE WITH SCROLL PATTERN, 1ST CENTURY AD

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ROMAN VASE WITH SCROLL PATTERN, 1ST CENTURY AD
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. “There is a story that once a ship belonging to some traders in natural soda put in here (near Ptolemais in Phoenicia) and that they scattered along the shore to prepare a meal. Since, however, no stones suitable for supporting their culdrons were forthcoming, they rested on lumps of soda from their cargo. When these became heated and were completely mingled with the sand on the beach a strange translucent liquid flowed forth in streams; and this, it is said, was the origin of glass. (Pliny, Natural History XXXVI.191, 77-79 A.D.)”. Culture: Eastern Mediterranean. Date: 1st Century AD. Material: Glass. Condition: Intact, excellent, with excessive iridescence and custom base stand. Provenance: Ex: American private collection. Measurements: 3.1 inches high (7.8 cms). Light aubergine in color, The ovoid body of this vessel was blown in a two-part mold. Around the body is a frieze with a continuous vine scroll flanked above and below by a band of ridges and vertical flutes. The cylindrical neck extends into a slightly splayed lip with in-folded rim and two delicate trailed handles. An extremely fine vase retaining some of its original fire-polished surface. Very rare in such a state of preservation. Cf: Toledo 1995, no. 56, p. 153.


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