ROMAN GLASS DOUBLE HEAD-SHAPED FLASK, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY A.D.

$3,500.00

Culture: Roman
Date: 3rd Century A.D.
Medium: Glass
Condition: Intact, superb condition with iridescence.
Provenance: Ex- American private collection; European art market.
Dimensions: H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm.)
Ref No.  RO1309
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Description

Roman pale bluish green glass double head-shaped flask with chubby childlike faces. Blown is a two-part mold, the body is in the form of two back-to-back heads with similar childlike features and three rows of knobs of hair. The tubular neck has an outplayed rim that is folded out, then up and in.

Cf: The Toledo Museum of Art, E.M. Stern, 1995, cat. nos. 149-151, pp. 232-235; Newark, cat. no. 74, p. 74; Yale, cat. no. 191, p.73; Wolf Ancient Glass Collection, cat. no. 75, p. 181; Corning Museum of Glass 2001, cat. no. 549, pp. 76-77; Ancient Glass in National Museums Scotland, C.S. Lightfoot, 2007, no. 240, p. 104;