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ROMAN GLASS JAR WITH ZIG-ZAG RIM

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 21, 2016

Roman Glass Zig-Zag Jar

This is a Roman jar with zig-zag trailing between the top of  the rim to the  shoulder of the body.  It was probably made in the eastern Mediterranean area.

Third-Fourth Century A.D.

H: 7 cm

40R Roman Zig -Zag Jar

COPTIC GLASS BOWL MADE IN EGYPT

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 20, 2016

COPTIC BOWL FROM THE ROMAN PERIOD

39R Coptic Bowl

39R COPTIC BOWL FROM THE ROMAN PERIOD

Fourth Century A.D.

D: 11 cm. H: 9 cm.

This Coptic bowl from the Roman period was made in Egypt.  This link is to another Egyptian glass bowl from this area. Also see two Museum collections of glass from Karanis, The Brooklyn Museum and Kelsey Museum.

 

 

 

Coptic glass bowl 4th C.

Late Roman Glass Jar with Chain Decoration

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 19, 2016

Late Roman Glass Jar with Chain Decoration

 This late Roman glass jar is light green in color and free-blown.  The piriform body is concave on the underside and has a wide flaring mouth with a rounded rim with applied dark blue trailing wound spirally up the rim.  There are three trails wound around the body and tooled at intervals to form a pattern of bisected ovals called chain trailing. The trailing on this object is similar to a Juglet from the Hans van Rossum collection and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Accession Number: 37.128.6.

H: 11.1 cm 4th C. AD October 2002

51R Jar 4th C

51R Late Roman Jar with Chain Decoration 4th C

Hexagonal Roman Bottle

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 17, 2016

Hexagonal Roman Bottle

The olive-green color of this hexagonal bottle and its diminutive size make it an unusual example.  Probably made in the Second or Third Century, it differs from the later Byzantine types by its thinly blown sides and precise mold markings on the bottom.  The base of the vessel is molded in relief with six spokes radiating from a central boss, each termination with a raised dot.  It has been suggested that this type may have been made in the Western Provinces

H: 9 cm

Second to Third Century

33R Hexagonal Bottle bottom view (1)

33R Hexagonal Roman Bottle bottom view

33R Hexagonal Bottle

33R Hexagonal Roman Bottle

ROMAN AUBERGINE COIL PITCHER

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on November 18, 2016

Aubergine Coil Pitcher with Light Green Handle

This aubergine glass pitcher has an ovoid blown body with an applied trail decoration and handle of light green glass.  The excellent state of preservation makes this elegant jug an extraordinary work of the late Roman glass industry.

H: 14.5 cm
4th Century AD

Newark # 121

44R Aubergine Coil Pitcher with Light Handle


ROMAN CYLINDRICAL JUG

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on November 9, 2016

71R ROMAN CYLINDRICAL JUG

Transparent light green glass jug, body blown in a full-size mold neck and rim free blown.  The horizontal mouth applied with a rim coil and reeded strap handle laid on from shoulder to rim.  Pin prick bubbles and pontil mark.  Isings Form 126.

H: 17 cm, Date 4th Century AD

Reference: Hayes, Royal Ontario Museum, 1975 #364, Verres Antiques et De L’Islam, Paris 1985 #275, Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery 1980 #132, Auth, Ancient Glass at the Newark Museum, 1976 #132, Groen v.d. en Rossum v.- Romeins glas uit particulier bezit, Thermenmus Heerlen,Joop van der Groen, Hans van Rossum, 2011#211, Trier and Naumann-Steckner, Zerbrechlicher Luxus: Koln-ein Zentrum antiker Glaskunt, P.62

Note: This form sometimes is seen with lightly incised geometric motifs.  See: Stern, Roman, Byzantine and Early Medieval Glass, 2001 #59, Trier and Naumann-Steckner, Zerbrechlicher Luxus: Koln-ein Zentrum antiker Glaskunt, P.137

71r-roman-jug

ROMAN GLASS BEAKER

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on November 6, 2016

70R ROMAN GLASS BEAKER

The beaker is made of colorless glass with a slight greenish tint and has a hint of iridescence.  It was blown with ribs applied to the parison, inflated further and a thin trail applied below rim.  The 15 ribs are straight with a very slight swirl.

H: 10.2 cm, Rim D: 8.5 cm, Date: 1st – early 2nd century, Possibly Western

Reference: Glaser Der Antike, Sammlung Erwin Opperlander, 1974 #650, Whitehouse, Roman Glass in the Corning Museum, Vol 2, 2001 #657 (Swirled ribs), Ancient Glass, Charles Ede Limited, 2006 #24 (swirled ribs)

70R ROMAN GLASS BEAKER, H: 10.2 cm, Rim D: 8.5 cm, Date: 1st - early 2nd century, Possibly Western

70R ROMAN GLASS BEAKER, H: 10.2 cm, Rim D: 8.5 cm, Date: 1st – early 2nd century, Possibly Western

Roman Honey-Colored Trailed Jar

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 27, 2016

This symmetrical honey-colored jar was used for storage.  It has a thin self trailing wound around the body with a folded collar-like rim.

H: 8.5 cm

Fourth Century

Field Museum (Chicago) #87

Roman Honey-Colored Trailed Jar 37R

ROMAN AUBERGINE COIL PITCHER

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 1, 2016

Aubergine Coil Pitcher with Light Green Handle

This aubergine glass pitcher has an ovoid blown body with an applied trail decoration and handle of light green glass.  The excellent state of preservation makes this elegant jug an extraordinary work of the late Roman glass industry.

H: 14.5 cm
4th Century AD

Newark # 121

44R Aubergine Coil Pitcher with Light Handle


ROMAN BLUE BOTTLE

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 30, 2016

SMALL BLUE ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE

This precisely shaped globular bottle was probably used for perfume or bath oil.  Its delicate proportion and intense cobalt blue color make it a fine example of glass vessels of the period. Unguentaria, or perfume bottles are probably the earliest blown glass vessels.  In their simplest form they are merely a bubble on the end of the blow pipe, with little modification beyond a short neck and a flattened base.  Many of the early bottles are intentionally colored and these  rich colors were a dominate feature in glassmaking until the end of the first century A.D. when colorless glass became more fashionable.  This piece is intact and was found in Syria

First Century A.D.

H: 5.2 cm,  GD: 3.8 cm

5r-small-blue-bottle

05R Small blue Roman glass bottle

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