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RIBBED AMPHORISKOS

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 7, 2012

RIBBED AMPHORISKOS of  Hans van Rossum

ROMAN GLASS RIBBED AMPHORISKOS

ROMAN GLASS RIBBED AMPHORISKOS

1st century AD | Roman Empire

Size↑8.5 cm | ø 3.7 cm | Weight 26 g

Technique Free blown, ribs pinched

Description: Transparent pale green glass miniature amphora, pointed ovoid body with eight sharp ribs, a slightly bulbous lower section drawn out at the bottom into a point. Cylindrical neck. Two handles applied on the shoulder, drawn up and attached to the edge of the rim at right angles. No pontil mark.

Condition: Intact and rare, some incrustation; flakes of iridescence

Remarks: This item, made as an amphora with even a pointed bottom, is rare and probably unique.
Provenance: Collection C.A. Hessing, Laren (NL) 1998, formed in the 1990s, collection number 67

Published: Antiek Glas, de Kunst van het Vuur, R. van Beek no. 107
Magazine Origine (NL) no. 6, January – February 1997

Exhibited: Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam (NL), de Kunst van het Vuur 17 May – 16 September 2001, no. 107

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