Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 23, 2012

AMPHORISKOS of  Hans van Rossum



1st century AD | Eastern Mediterranean, Jerusalem – Israel

Size↑8.5 cm | ø 4.5 cm | Weight 50 g

Technique: Mold-blown, handles applied

Description: Transparent clear yellow glass, cylindrical body, rim folded inward. Cylindrical neck, two angular ribbed handles of transparent green glass applied on the shoulder, drawn up, folded and joining the top of the neck below the rim. Base slightly indented and no pontil. Probably blown into an open mold.

Condition Intact: spots of silvery iridescence

Provenance: Jerusalem art market, Biblical Antiquities, Jerusalem 2004

Published: Romeins Glas uit particulier bezit, J. van der Groen & H. van Rossum 2011 p. 117

Exhibited: Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), Romeins Glas, geleend uit particulier bezit, no. 203 29 April – 28 August 2011

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