Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

ROMAN SNAKE-THREAD GLASS VESSEL IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 7, 2018

Date: Late second to third century A.D.  Size: H. 19.5 cm D.9.2 cm

 

Remarks: The body of this object was blown with foot and trails applied. This object is said to have been found in Koblenz, Germany. It was acquired by The British Museum at auction in London in 1982.  Numerous examples of the same type have been found in Cologne.

Bibliography: Glass of the Caears 1987, p. 132 no. 61. and, Whitehouse-Reflecting Antiquity, David Whitehouse, 2007 p. 215 no. 106 Snake-Thread Vessel

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