AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN GREEN GLASS FLASK

AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN GREEN GLASS FLASK


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Byzantine: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1302310

Please refer to our stock # G.58 when inquiring.
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 $2,700.00 
c. 5th-6th Century CE

This free blown glass vessel is composed of a globular body with a wide, slightly flared, cylindrical neck. This piece is decorated with thin trails of blue glass above and below and single, thicker trail which has been worked into a zigzag pattern.

In excellent condition, slight damage to trailing, otherwise intact.

Height: 24.5 cm (9.64 inches)

Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.

Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Bibliography:

Yael Israeli, “Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum”, p. 164; fig. 187

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Flasks such as the one listed here were used as a service vessel for wine and other liquids much in the same way a decanter is used today.