ROMAN GLASS OINOCHOE
Oinochoe of A Private Dutch Collection of Roman Glass
4th Century AD, Eastern Mediterranean
H = 15.5 cm D = 6.4 cm
Desrciption: This well-preserved pale-green pitcher with a ovoid body stands on a splayed pedestal foot with tall cylindrical neck and trefoil lip. An undulating trail around the base of the neck and a trailed handle joining the body to the rim where it is folded and flattened to form an upright thumb-rest. This glass example was likely used for the serving of wine. The curved trefoil mouth made it possible to pour from the front of the vessel mouth or from either one of its curved sides.
Provenance: The Constable-Maxwell Collection
Exhibited: Museum Honig Breethuis Zaandijk (NL), ‘Fascinating luxury from Antiquity’, 12 November 2011-30 January 2012, exp. no 36
Published: Sotheby, Parker & Bernet 1979