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AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN GLASS LENTOID FLASK
Catalog:Glass:Roman: stock #1286145

c. 3rd-4th Century CE

This free blown flask is composed of a lentoid body, a cylindrical neck with a flaring mouth terminating in a thick rim. Two handles are attached from the shoulders to the neck of the vessel. The body is made of pale green glass with blue-green glass used for the handles.

In excellent condition with natural iridescence present.

13.4 x 7.9 cm (5.27 x 3.11 inches)

Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price

Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority

Bibliography:

Israeli, Y., “Ancient Glass in the Ancient Museum: The Eliahu Dobkins Collection and Other Gifts”

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Flasks such as these were used for the storage and transport of precious oils,most often perfumes, on a personal scale. Prior to the 3rd Century CE these flasks rarely had handles and were usually carried in a pouch. However, the addition of handles allowed them to be suspended and carried more easily.
AN EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN GLASS LENTOID FLASK
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2,800.00 


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