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ROMAN or ISLAMIC BOWL

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Islamic Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 31, 2015

03R A SHALLOW DISH

Dishes of this type were often used in sets during the Roman Imperial Period. This particular dish of blue/green color has a brilliant iridescence covering the interior base. It has a profiled thick rim with a high concave base. The dish has been mended.  It is possible that this bowl is not Roman but from the early Islamic period 7th or 8th century.

Eastern Mediterranean

First Century A.D. ?

H: 4.5 cm.  Rim D: 12.5 cm.

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Cf. Saldern 1980 # 137

Late Roman Glass Jar with Chain Decoration

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 23, 2015

Late Roman Glass Jar with Chain Decoration

 This late Roman glass jar is light green in color and free-blown.  The piriform body is concave on the underside and has a wide flaring mouth with a rounded rim with applied dark blue trailing wound spirally up the rim.  There are three trails wound around the body and tooled at intervals to form a pattern of bisected ovals called chain trailing. The trailing on this object is similar to a Juglet from the Hans van Rossum collection and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Accession Number: 37.128.6.

H: 11.1 cm 4th C. AD October 2002

51R Jar 4th C

51R Late Roman Jar with Chain Decoration 4th C

ANGLO-SAXON GLASS BOWL

Posted in 3. European Glass, Anglo-Saxon Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 17, 2015

Anglo-Saxon or Merovingian Glass Bowl

This pale Merovingian green bowl is decorated with a smooth white trail at the rim.  Dating from the Merovingian period, bowls of this type have been discovered in Anglo-Saxon graves.

D: 12 cm

H: 4.5 cm

Late 5th or early 6th C

Ref: Dark ages #20, Corning  vol. 2 #652

Glass bowl from the Merovingian period

80E Glass bowl from the Merovingian period

SMALL SILVERY ROMAN BOTTLE

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 13, 2015

SMALL SILVERY ROMAN BOTTLE

During the first and second centuries a large group of simple bottles developed from the early “tear drop” shape.  This example has a slender piriform body, short tubular neck with a slight neck constriction.  The silvery iridescence covering the entire piece adds to its simple beauty.

From Syria. H: 6 cm Rim D: 1.75 cm 1-2 century  Cf. APC # T247

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Small silvery Roman bottle 7R

ZIG-ZAG ROMAN GLASS JAR

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 6, 2015

22R ZIG-ZAG JAR

The short-neck jar is a type of Roman glass which first appeared in the Third Century AD and became a common shape during the 4th and 5th Centuries. Its characteristic globular body was often decorated with pinched ribs, indentations or trailed-on threads. The example here is one of the most classic designs of the type.  This jar is made of pale yellow-green glass, having turquoise handles and light turquoise zig-zag trailing.  It has a pontil mark and is intact.

H: 9 cm D: 7.5 cm

4th. to 5th. Century AD

Israel Museum #5, A.P.C. CR-85

22r-zig-zag-jar

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