A BYZANTINE FOOTED FLASK
Catalog:Glass:Byzantine: stock #1332525
Eastern Mediterranean, c. 5th-7th Century CE
This lovely and decorative flask is free blown using pale green glass. The body is spherical, the neck is long and cylindrical and terminates in a funnel mouth with a rounded rim. The entire vessel stands on an applied foot. Decoration of the flask is limited to applied dark trailing wound around the mouth.
In excellent condition with natural iridescence present.
Diameter: 8.12 cm (3.2 inches); Height: 18.28 cm (7.2 inches)
Custom Display Stand, Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Israeli, Yael, et. al., â€śAncient Glass in the Israel Museum: The Eliahu Dobkin Collection and Other Giftsâ€ť (Jerusalem, 2003), pg. 164-73.
â€śNeither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels or gold.â€ť (Job 28:17)