A Roman Sidonian Glass Vase with Scroll Pattern

Ca. 1st century A.D.
Measurements: 3 1/8 in. H. (7.8 cm.) With custom display stand.
cf: Toledo 1995, no. 56, p. 153; D. Whitehouse, Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, vol. II, 2001, no. 512, p. 42.

Light aubergine in color, the ovoid body of this vessel blown in a two-part mold. Around the body is a frieze with a continuous vine scroll flanked above and below by a band of ridges and vertical flutes. The cylindrical neck extends into a slightly splayed lip, with in-folded rim and two delicately trailed handles. An extremely fine vase retaining some of its original fire polished surface. Excellent state of preservation.


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