ANCIENT  Roman UNGUENTARIA
                                         (PERFUME BOTTLES)

 

 

525   ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE
         Eastern Mediterranean OR ITALY
         FIRST half  OF i
CENTURY A. D.
Globular body with slightly flattened base, slightly concave bottom; tubular neck with tooled constriction at bottom; rim folded out and in, beveled on top. Assembled from lengths of cane and blown. Marbled mosaic pattern formed from large, irregularly shaped sections of a single cane in a golden- brown ground with opaque white, different shades of opaque blue and yellow parallel lines. Several pieces are mended, some cracks.
H. 4.5"(11.4 cm).
Christie's Antiquities of New York, 12 June 2002, lot 181.
Parallels: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. 81; Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat.101; Grose D.F. The Toledo Museum of Art. Early Ancient Glass. Hudson Hill Press, New York, 1989, cat. 614; Matheson S. B. Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery. Yale University Art Gallery, 1980, cat.68; 
$ 8000

 

 

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1214   ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE
           Eastern Mediterranean OR ITALY
           EARLY-MID i
CENTURY A. D.
Ovoid body with slightly concave bottom; tubular neck with tooled constriction at bottom; spreading rim with flattened fold on top. Assembled from lengths of cane and blown. Marbled mosaic pattern formed from large, irregularly shaped sections of a single cane in a golden- brown ground with opaque white, different shades of opaque blue and opaque white.  Intact, short crack on rim/neck (may be a bonding seam).
Thin film of  iridescence.
H. 3.3"(8.5 cm).
See:
The Toledo Museum of Art. Early Ancient Glass. Hudson Hill Press, New York, 1989, cat. 615; Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection. ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. #102; Calvi, M.C. I Vetri Romani del Museo di Aquileia, 1968, pl.5; 
$ 6000

 

 

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1212   ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE
           Eastern Mediterranean
           EARLY-MID i
CENTURY A. D.
Light
aquamarine glass, thick, transparent. Broad piriform body with slightly flattened base; Tubular neck with tooled angle at bottom; disc-like rim with fold on top, pressed flat. Two tooling-marks round body. Remains of dark crust and some iridescence.  Small loss on the rim, otherwise intact.
H.  3.5" (9 cm). 
See: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. 242; Matheson S. B. Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery. Yale University Art Gallery, 1980, cat. 86;
Vessberg O. The Swedish Cyprus Expedition IV Part 3, The Hellenistic and Roman Periods in Cyprus. Lund, 1956, fig. 48.22,24,26.
SOLD

 

 

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327   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
         Eastern Mediterranean
         EARLY-MID I CENTURY A. D.
Clear, light blue glass. Spherical body, slightly kicked base and tubular neck, widening out at top, with constriction at bottom; overhanging rim, folded over on top and pressed flat. No pontil-mark. Thin film of iridescence.  
H.  1.8” (4.6 cm).  
Parallels: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat.
99, 217; Matheson S. B. Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery. Yale University Art Gallery, 1980, cat. 89.
SOLD

 

 

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1200   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
           SECOND half of
I CENTURY A. D.
Light bluish-green glass, transparent, with bubbles. Tubular, swelling out at bottom to form a conical body, pushed in base; slight widening towards top with spreading rim folded on top and beveled along inner edge. Creamy crust and iridescence in places. 
Intact. 
H.  4.5" (11.4 cm). 
Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. 365; Auth S.H. Ancient glass at Newark Museum from Eugene Schaefer Collection of Antiquities. Newark, N.J.,1976, cat.# 422.
SOLD

 

 

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1201   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
           SECOND half of
I CENTURY A. D.
Colorless glass, transparent, with bubbles. Tubular, swelling out at bottom to form a conical body, with conical hollowing underneath; slight widening towards top, spreading rim with flattened fold on top. Variegated iridescence
. Intact. 
H.  4.4" (11.2 cm). 
Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. 365; Auth S.H. Ancient glass at Newark Museum from Eugene Schaefer Collection of Antiquities. Newark, N.J.,1976, cat.# 422.
$ 250

 

 

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1199   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
           second half of I
CENTURY A. D.
Colorless, with light
aquamarine tinge, transparent. Piriform body with flattened base; cylindrical neck with tooling-mark at the bottom and flaring rim. Thin film of  iridescence. Intact. Comes with custom made stand.
H.  3.9" (10 cm). 
Parallels: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat.
625; Isings form 28a; Lancel S. Verrerie antique de Tipasa. Paris, 1967, no.98, pl. VII, 5; Calvi, M.C. I Vetri Romani del Museo di Aquileia, 1968, pl. A,13.
SOLD

 

 

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1216   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
           second half of I
CENTURY A. D.
Light
aquamarine glass, transparent, with bubbles. Near-tubular shape, swelling out at bottom, slightly flattened base; a slight tooled constriction above mid-point marks off neck from body. Spreading rim with flattened fold on top. Variegated iridescence. Intact. Comes with custom made stand.
H.  5.6" (14.2 cm). 
Parallels:
Isings form 8/27;  Lancel form 15; 
Lancel S. Verrerie antique de Tipasa. Paris, 1967, no.102-109, pl. VII, 6,8; Berti F., Carandini A. Ostia II, Rome, 1970, 77, figs.236-238, 209; Fremersdorf
F. Die Denkmäler des römischen Köln IV, Köln, 1958, pl.82 i.
SOLD


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1196   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
           second half of I
CENTURY A. D.
Light
green glass, transparent, with bubbles. Tubular, swelling out at bottom to form a conical body with hollowed base; oval-shaped pontil-scar to one side. Neck slight widening towards top, spreading rim with flattened fold on top. Tooled constriction above mid-point marks off neck from body.  Creamy crust with thin film of  iridescence. Intact. Comes with custom made stand.
H.  3.9" (10 cm). 
Parallels:
Isings form 28 a; Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. 663; Fleming S. Roman glass. PA,1997, pg. 29; Fortuna M.T. I vetri soffiati della necropoli di Akko, JGS 7. 1965, 18-19, figs.2,4. 
SOLD

 

 

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1208   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
           second half of I
CENTURY A. D.
Light
green glass, transparent, with bubbles. Tubular, swelling out at bottom to form a conical body with flat base. Neck slight widening towards top, spreading rim with flattened fold on top. Tooled constriction above mid-point marks off neck from body.  Variegated iridescence. Intact. Comes with custom made stand.
H.  3.3" (8.3 cm). 
Parallels:
Isings form 28; Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. 252; Fleming S. Roman glass. PA,1997, pg. 29; Fortuna M.T. I vetri soffiati della necropoli di Akko, JGS 7. 1965, 18-19, figs.2,4. 
$ 200

 

 

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1198   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
           second half of I
CENTURY A. D.
Light
green glass, transparent, with bubbles. Piriform body with slightly flattened base. Neck slight widening towards top, spreading rim with flattened fold on top. Tooled constriction above mid-point marks off neck from body.  Variegated iridescence. Intact. Comes with custom made stand.
H.  3.8" (9.6 cm). 
Parallels:
Isings form 28a; Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. 226; Vessberg O. The Swedish Cyprus Expedition IV Part 3, The Hellenistic and Roman Periods in Cyprus. Lund, 1956, fig. 48.24; Fleming S. Roman glass. PA,1997, pg. 29; Fortuna M.T. I vetri soffiati della necropoli di Akko, JGS 7. 1965, 18-19, figs.2,4. 
$ 200

 

 

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1197   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
           second half of I
CENTURY A. D.
Light
green glass, transparent. Piriform body with slightly flattened base. Neck slight widening towards top, spreading rim with flattened fold on top. Tooled constriction above mid-point marks off neck from body.  Slight weathering, remains of a yellowish crust inside. Intact. Comes with custom made stand.
H.  4.2" (10.7 cm). 
Parallels:
Isings form 28a; Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. 226; Vessberg O. The Swedish Cyprus Expedition IV Part 3, The Hellenistic and Roman Periods in Cyprus. Lund, 1956, fig. 48.24; Fleming S. Roman glass. PA,1997, pg. 29; Fortuna M.T. I vetri soffiati della necropoli di Akko, JGS 7. 1965, 18-19, figs.2,4. 
$ 250

 

 

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1210   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
           second half of I
CENTURY A. D.
Colorless, with light
aquamarine tinge, transparent. Piriform body with flattened base; cylindrical neck with tooling-mark at the bottom.  Spreading rim with flattened fold on top. Variegated iridescence. Intact. Comes with custom made stand.
H.  3" (7.6 cm). 
Parallels: Almagro M. Las necropolis de Ampurias I. Barcelona, 1955, 208, fig. 185.3; Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat.
619;  Lancel S. Verrerie antique de Tipasa. Paris, 1967, no.81, pl. VII, 1-3; Calvi, M.C. I Vetri Romani del Museo di Aquileia, 1968, no. 83, pl.4.6; Matheson S. B. Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery. Yale University Art Gallery, 1980, cat. 151.
SOLD

 

 

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323   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
         LATE I CENTURY A. D.
Pale blue-green glass.
Tubular, swelling out at bottom to form a conical body; flattened base; slight widening towards top with spreading rim folded over on top; Milky blue, green and lilac iridescence. Intact. 
H.  3.1" (8 cm).
Parallels: Axel von Saldern. Ancient and Byzantine glass from Sardis. Harvard University Press, London, 1980, plate 21, 112; Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection. ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. 365
SOLD

 

 

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332   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
         I CENTURY A. D.
Blue semi-transparent miniature unguentaria. Conical body,
flattened base. High neck, widening towards top.  Spreading rim, folded over on top and pressed flat. Green and lilac iridescence. Intact.
SOLD

 

 

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1219   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
           Late
I -early II CENTURY A. D.
Colorless glass, transparent. Tubular, swelling out at bottom to form a large domed body, with wide flat base; cylindrical neck, spreading rim folded on top and beveled along inner edge. Slight tooling-mark at junction of neck and body. Variegated iridescence
. Intact.
H.  7.6" (19.3 cm). 
Parallels: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat.
254, 490; Harden  type i; Vessberg O. The Swedish Cyprus Expedition IV Part 3, The Hellenistic and Roman Periods in Cyprus. Lund, 1956, fig. 49.11; Harden D.B. The Glass, RDAC 1940-48, fig.24 m, g.
$ 1000

 

 

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1202   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
           Late
I- EARLY II CENTURY A. D.
Light
aquamarine glass, transparent, with bubbles. Tubular, swelling out at bottom to form a conical body, pushed in base; slight widening towards top with spreading rim folded on top and beveled along inner edge. Variegated iridescence in places.   Mended in the middle (one seam). Inside filled with remains of original substance. 
H.  4.2" (10.6 cm). 
Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. 365; Auth S.H. Ancient glass at Newark Museum from Eugene Schaefer Collection of Antiquities. Newark, N.J.,1976, cat.# 422.
SOLD

 

 

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12   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
       LATE I – EARLY II CENTURY A. D.
Light green, thin, transparent with bubbles. Tubular, swelling out at bottom to form a conical body; slightly pushed in base; slight widening towards top with spreading rim folded over on top and pressed flat; tilted. Green and lilac iridescence.
Intact. 
H.  3.9" (10 cm).
Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. 365;  Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. 236; Matheson S. B. Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery. Yale University Art Gallery, 1980, cat. 157.
SOLD

 

 

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1206   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
           Late
I- EARLY II CENTURY A. D.
Light
aquamarine glass, transparent, with bubbles. Tubular, swelling out at bottom to form a conical body with flattened base; slight widening towards top with spreading rim folded on top. Creamy film with variegated iridescence. Intact. Comes with custom made stand.
H.  5.7" (13.1 cm). 
See: Fleming S. Roman glass. PA,1997, pg. 29; Matheson S. B. Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery. Yale University Art Gallery, 1980, cat. 155. Calvi, M.C. I Vetri Romani del Museo di Aquileia, 1968, pl.3.
$ 250

 

 

 

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36   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
       LATE I-EARLY II CENTURY A. D.
 Light green, thin, transparent, with bubbles. Tubular; swelling out at bottom to form a conical body; slightly pushed in base; slight widening towards top with spreading rim folded over on top and pressed flat; tilted. Blue, green and lilac iridescence. Intact. 
H.  3.6" (9.3 cm).
Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection. ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. 365;  Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. 236; Axel von Saldern. Ancient and Byzantine glass from Sardis. Harvard University Press, London, 1980, plate 21, 112. 
SOLD

 

 

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1207   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
           I
I CENTURY A. D.
Colorless, with light grey-green tinge, transparent. Drop-shaped body with slightly flattened base; flaring rim. Film of decay on inside, producing a silvery sheen. Variegated iridescence. 
Intact. Comes with custom made stand.
H.  3.1" (7.8 cm). 
See: Axel von Saldern. Ancient and Byzantine glass from Sardis. London, 1980, cat.173, pl.9; Vessberg O. Roman glass in Cyprus, 1952, pl.9: 23. 
SOLD

 

 

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1209   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
           II
CENTURY A. D.
Colorless  with light
green tinge, transparent, with bubbles. Small rounded body curving up to form a cylindrical neck, spreading rim with flattened fold on top. Rounded bottom. Remains of a yellowish crust inside, iridescence in places. Intact. Comes with custom made stand.
H.  3.4" (8.6 cm). 
$ 200

 

 

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121   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
         II CENTURY A. D.
Green with bubbles. Conical body. Slightly pushed in base. High neck, widening towards top.  Spreading rim, folded over on top and pressed flat. Intact.
H.  4.5"(11.4 cm). 
Parallels: Axel von Saldern. Ancient and Byzantine glass from Sardis. Harvard University Press, London, 1980, plate 21, 112. 
SOLD

 

 

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1204   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
          
II CENTURY A. D.
Light green glass, transparent, with bubbles. Tubular, swelling out at bottom to form a conical body, with deep conical hollowing underneath; slight widening towards top with spreading rim folded on top and beveled along inner edge. Dark crust in places, some  iridescence
. Intact. 
H.  4.7" (11.9 cm). 
See: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat.
237; Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection. ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. 365.  
$ 250

 

 

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1203   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
           MID I
I CENTURY A. D.
Colorless glass, transparent, with bubbles. Tubular, swelling out at bottom to form a  small conical body, pushed in base; slight widening towards top with spreading rim folded irregularly on top. Creamy film with faint iridescence. 
Mended in the middle (one seam). 
H.  5.7" (14.5 cm). 
Parallels: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat.
236; Matheson S. B. Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery. Yale University Art Gallery, 1980, cat. 155. Calvi, M.C. I Vetri Romani del Museo di Aquileia, 1968, pl.3.
$ 175

 

 

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325   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
         MID
II CENTURY A. D.
Light blue-green glass, transparent, with bubbles. Tubular, swelling out at bottom to form a conical body; pushed in base; slight widening towards top with spreading rim folded over on top and pressed flat. Green and lilac iridescence.
Remains of a dark crust. Intact. 
H.  5.9" (15 cm). 
Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. 365;  Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. 236; Matheson S. B. Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery. Yale University Art Gallery, 1980, cat. 157.
SOLD

 

 

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1218   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
           SECOND half of
II CENTURY A. D.
Colorless, with light blue-green tinge, transparent. Tubular, swelling out at bottom to form a conical body, base wide, hollowed; tooling-mark halfway up the body. Tubular neck with constriction; spreading rim with flattened fold on top. Creamy crust, variegated iridescence. 
Intact. 
H.  5.8" (14.8 cm). 
Parallels: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat.
262; Crowfoot G.M. Samaria-Sebaste III, The objects from Samaria, London, 1957, 409, fig. 94.1; Calvi, M.C. I Vetri Romani del Museo di Aquileia, 1968, nos. 284-286, pl. m,1.
$ 400

 

 

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1205   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
          
II to early III CENTURY A. D.
Colorless glass, transparent, with bubbles. Tubular, swelling out at bottom to form a small bulbous body, with conical hollowing underneath; slight widening towards top, spreading rim with flattened fold on top. Variegated iridescence
. Small (oval, 5 x 7 mm) body fragment missing, otherwise intact. Comes with custom made stand.
H.  4.6" (11.7 cm). 
Parallels: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat.
227,498; Crowfoot G.M. Samaria-Sebaste III, The objects from Samaria, London, 1957, 412, fig. 95.3; Clairmont C.W. The Excavations at Dura-Europos, Final Report IV, part V, The Glass Vessels, 1963, no. 710,711, pl. XXXVI.
$ 175

 

 

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324   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
         LATE II–  EARLY III CENTURY A. D.
Clear, light blue-green glass. Low spreading conical body, about one-sixth of total height; tall narrow tubular neck. Overhanging tubular rim, folded over on top and flattened; base wide, hollowed. 
Blue and  lilac iridescence. Remains of a dark crust. Intact. 
H.  6.2" (15.7 cm).
Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. 371;  Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. 259; Matheson S. B. Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery. Yale University Art Gallery, 1980, cat. 156.
SOLD

 

 

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1211   ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
           second half of III
CENTURY A. D.
Colorless  with light
pink tinge, transparent, with bubbles. Small rounded body curving up to form a cylindrical neck, spreading rim with flattened fold on top. Rounded 
bottom.  Six small circular indentations round body. Slight weathering, remains of a yellowish crust inside.
Intact. Comes with custom made stand.
H.  2.9" (7.3 cm). 
Parallels: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat.
669; Abdul-Hak. Contribution d'une decouverte archeologique recente a l'etude de la verrerie syrienne a l'epoque romaine. JGS 7, 1965, 28, fig. 4, 8; Bucovala M. Vase antice de sticla la Tomis. Constanta, 1968, no. 171. 
$ 300

 

 

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1217   MINIATURE GLASS UNGUENTARIUM
           V-VI CENTURY A. D.
Light
aquamarine glass, semi-transparent. Tubular, swelling out at bottom with flat base. Spreading rim with flattened fold on top. Dark crust with iridescence. Intact.
H.  1"(2.5 cm). 
Parallels: Axel von Saldern. Ancient and Byzantine glass from Sardis. Harvard University Press, London, 1980, plate 15, 564. 
$ 100

 

 

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  Nina Kunina
  Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection
  The State Hermitage ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997

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  $60

 

 

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