ROMAN SPLASHED GLASS ARYBALLOS, CIRCA MID 1ST CENTURY A.D.

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Ref No: RO1216
The globular body with a short cylindrical neck,two coil handles drawn up from shoulder to upper neck. Body, neck, handles, and rim decorated with random splashes of opaque white, yellow, and blue glass. A very rare type as an aryballos.
References: Sotheby’s 7 July 1994, The Benzian Collection, No. 134., Ruellan 4 April 2009, Collection Louis-Gabriel Bellon, No.128., Christies 8 June 2004, No. 15 (ex Safani Collection and ex Fortuna Fine Arts). Harden et. al. 1968, The British Museum, p.58, invent. No. 1932.3-14.1

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Description

Culture: Eastern Mediterranean
Date: Mid 1st century A.D.
Medium: Glass
Condition: Intact
Provenance: Ex- Private German collection; German art market, 1980s.
Dimensions: H. 4  in. (10.2 cm.)