Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

Roman Glass Pilgrim or Lentoid Flask

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 29, 2015

Pilgrim Flask

 This late Roman glass is a colorless pilgrim flask with blue handles.  It is called this because of its flattened shape making it easy to slip into a bag carried by a traveler.

H: 13.8 cm

3rd to 4th Century

Published: Solid Liquid Catalogue (#188 p. 103) ex. Shalom Collection

Ref: Kofler Truniger #44, EDE #7-49, Benzian Collection #101, Newark # 171, #459, Mersey Side #A20, Royal Ontario #389, Barakat p. 97

50R Pilgrim flask 3-4th century

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