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MODIOLUS of A Private Dutch Collection of Roman Glass

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 18, 2016

MODIOLUS of A Private Dutch Collection of Roman Glass

Modiolus

Modiolus

1st Century A.D. (Isings form 37), Italy

Size: H = 12.5 cm, D = 14.5 cm
Description: Translucent blue-green., rim folded out, iridescence This free-blown type of mug has a conical body (tapering downwards) and is called ‘modiolus’, the diminutive form of the Latin word ‘ modius’, a grain and oil measure in ancient Rome. These modioli might have been used as measuring cups as well as drinking vessels.  Intact with weathering
Exhibited: Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), ‘Roman Glass from private collections’, 29 April – 28 August 2011, exp. no. 248
Published: ‘Romeins Glas uit particulier bezit’ (2011)
Provenance: Paris collection
Ref. Ercolano 2916

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