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Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 17, 2016

MULTI-SIDED AMPHORISKOS of A Private Dutch Collection of Roman Glass





1st Century A.D., Eastern Mediterranean
H = 7.1 cm, D = 3.3 cm (body)
Intact and in excellent condition

Description: The aubergine amphoriskos is blown in a bipartite mold with two vertical sections (folded out rim and cylindrical neck free-blown) Two translucent green handles, applied to the barrel-shaped octagonal body.
Remark: P.L.W.Arts: ‘ This type of bottle was made with two handles and more rarely with a single handle, often in a contrasting color to the body. Only a fea examples have recorded provenances (Urbnis, Kerch, Zadar). Examples without secure find-spots are often assigned to the Syro-Palestinian area and are sometimes associated with the glass-making centre of Sidon.’
Exhibited: Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), ‘Roman Glass from private collections’,
29 April – 28 August 2011, exp. no. 94
Museum Honig Breethuis (NL) ’Fascinating luxury of Antiquity’
12 November 2011– 30 January 2012 , exp no. 22

Published: Romein Glas uit particulier bezit (2011)

Provenance: Lameris Antiquities Amsterdam (NL)

Ref. Stern 1955 no.52, Auth 1976 no.68

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