ROMAN DOUBLE HEAD GLASS FLASK, CIRCA LATE 2ND CENTURY A.D.

$2,800.00

Culture: Roman
Date: circa late 2nd Century A.D.
Medium: Glass
Condition: Intact, with iridescence
Provenance: Ex- European private collection 1980s – 1990s.
Dimensions: H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm.)
Ref No. RO1187

Description

Made of brown color, mold-blown with a youthful face on either side, the flask’s tubular neck extends into a splayed lip with an in-folded rim. The mold is quite well realized and presents the slightly chubby countenance of a young boy, perhaps the young Dionysos. The overall surface retained most of its original fire polish.

cf: Toledo Museum glass collection, Mold blown glass, no. 1454, pp. 226-227.