Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 5, 2012

LENTOID BOTTLE of  Hans van Rossum



Date:4th century AD | Origin:Eastern Mediterranean


Size:↑14.5 cm | ø 8.3 cm | Weight 80 g

Technique: Free blown, handles and coil applied; tooled

Classification: Barag 1970 type IX 5

Description: Transparent pale green glass, globular and flattened body, wide and rounded tubular rim folded inward, long cylindrical neck with constriction at the junction with the body. Two angular turquoise colored handles with streaks of red glass, applied on the shoulder, drawn up and down, attached to the lower part of the neck. Neck coil made of two coil rings, pressed together to create one thick ring, top of the ring of red glass which is extremely rare. The bottom part of the coil in turquoise glass. Base with rest of pontil.

Condition: Intact, slightly incrustation and weathering

Provenance: Jerusalem art market, 10 King David Antiquities 1997

Published:  De Oude Flesch, no. 134, 2013, p. Romeins Glas uit particulier bezit, J. van der Groen & H. van Rossum 2011, p. 83, Archaeological Center Tel Aviv, auction 11, 4 October 1993, lot 107

Exhibited: Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), Romeins Glas, geleend uit particulier bezit, no. 130, 29 April – 28 August 2011

Reference: Ancient and Islamic Glass in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, A. Oliver Jr. no. 189, Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum, J.W. Hayes no. 389, Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum, The Eliahu Dobkin Collection and Other Gifts, Y. Israeli no.  359

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