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TWO ROMAN MINIATURE AMPHORAE

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 10, 2017

TWO ROMAN MINIATURE AMPHORAE RF – 50 & 51

from: Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen

Origin & Date: Eastern Mediterranean 2nd – 3rd century

RF – 50 (left) seems to be made of a kind of amber colored glass which got over time a beautiful iridescence. The conical body narrows down to a cylindrical neck. The blue handles are fixed to the shoulder of the body looped out and fixed to the neck. The bottom is slightly kicked in.

Dimensions: H = 4,7 cm.; largest ø 2,9 cm.; weight 16,3 grams.

RF – 51 (right) is made, so to see, from clear glass which over time also got a beautiful iridescence. The globular body is at the bottom side somewhat narrowed down giving the impression that the object is set on a support ring. The blue handles are fixed on the shoulder of the body looped out and fixed to the cylindrical neck. The bottom is flat with a visible pontil mark.

The weight of this object is slightly higher then RF – 50 from a little lump of “clay” left in the object.

Dimensions: H = 4,8 cm.; largest ø 2,8 cm.; weight 18 grams.

Condition: Intact

Parallels: Until now no parallels found.

Provenance: Collection Mr. D (according Cahn),  Cahn International AG, Münchenstein CH, TEFAF 14-03-2014

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