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POMEGRANATE RIBBED SPRINKLER UNGUENTARIUM

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 22, 2017

POMEGRANATE SPRINKLER/ RIBBED UNGUENTARIUM

The Augustinus Collection of Ancient Glass

Of the 3rd. to 4th. Century A.D.     Isings form: 26b

↑ 9 cm | Ø 6.3cm | Ø Mouth 3.5cm |

POMEGRANATE SPRINKLER (Top view)

 

 Technique: Free blown globular body, tooled with 6 ribs, free blown cylindrical neck with diaphragm at bottom made by folding.

 Description: Translucent aubergine colored vessel with 6 vertical ribs; narrow pinched neck; out-splayed rim; rounded; slightly concave base; no pontil mark.

Condition: Good, no cracks, little weathering, some adhering sand.

Remarks: Dateable examples come from Pompeii, Naples Museum, Nijmegen, Museum Het Valkhof/ Kam Museum, Dura Europos, according to Isings, which means the form has been in use over a long period of time.

 Provenance: From a private Dutch collection. First publication.

Reference: Hentrich Collection 1974, p 80, no 74; Auth 1976, p 120, no 148; Bomford Collection 1976, p 29, no 117; Platz-Horster 1976, p 87, no 175; Whitehouse, 2003, CMG vol. III, no 1155, p 151.

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