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Roman Mosaic Green and White Glass Jar - 1st C. CE

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Glass: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1326625

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Ancient Rome, ca. 1st century CE. A cast and blown mosaic glass flask with a spherical lower body, a dimpled bottom, and a long, tubular neck that resolves in a slightly flared rim. Swirling opaque white ribbons of white in semi-translucent green glass were created by a process involving casting then blowing. Similar examples are in the finest museum collections of the world. For example, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has a lovely glass mosaic perfume bottle in its collection. Only the finest glass pieces were created for the well to do Roman ladies to hold perfumes and toilet waters of alluring fragrances created from lavendar, saffron, and rose petals for the morning toilette and stronger scents of cinnamon and myrrh for the evening bath. Truly breathtaking! Size: 3.375" W x 5" H (8.6 cm x 12.7 cm)

Condition: Repaired at neck. Bit of encrustation on bottom. Nevertheless a beautiful example.

Provenance: Ex-Old PA collection acquired at auction

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