AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN GLASS LENTOID FLASK

AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN GLASS LENTOID FLASK


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Glass: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1286145

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c. 3rd-4th Century CE

This free blown flask is composed of a lentoid body, a cylindrical neck with a flaring mouth terminating in a thick rim. Two handles are attached from the shoulders to the neck of the vessel. The body is made of pale green glass with blue-green glass used for the handles.

In excellent condition with natural iridescence present.

13.4 x 7.9 cm (5.27 x 3.11 inches)

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Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority

Bibliography:

Israeli, Y., “Ancient Glass in the Ancient Museum: The Eliahu Dobkins Collection and Other Gifts”

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Flasks such as these were used for the storage and transport of precious oils,most often perfumes, on a personal scale. Prior to the 3rd Century CE these flasks rarely had handles and were usually carried in a pouch. However, the addition of handles allowed them to be suspended and carried more easily.