Byzantine Bulb-Shaped Lamp
This is an early Byzantine blown glass lamp. Vessels similar to this object have been found in fourth to sixth century contexts in the Republic of Abkhazia, on the eastern coast of the Black Sea. The second picture is an example of the holder the lamp was hung in when used.
H: 8 cm
4th to 6th Century
Amber Roman Bottle (21R) Allaire collection
H: 11.5 cm D: First Century
Remark: During the First Century, glass artists were using colored glass to a great extent. The most popular colors used were blue, aubergine and amber. This bottle is a simple globular shape decorated with a thin white trail spiraling around the body and bottom of the base.
Ref: Oppenlander #645 & #648, Kevorkian, Loudmer, Paris 1985 #150-155 The Bomford Collection,1976 #58 Illustrated Dictionary of Glass 309Christie’s Kofler-Truniger Collection #127
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
This bottle is olive green; the globular body has a flattened and indented base. The tall neck has a slight constriction where it joins the body and is decorated with a ruffled collar. The form may be from the crossover time between Roman and Islamic periods.
Late Fifth or Sixth Century
Hayes 1975 #402 & 403, Oliver 1980 #203, Auth 1976 #118, A.P.C. #N-63, Glass from the Roman Empire, Paul E. Cuperus P. 34, Israeli Museum #431
This spherical flask was blown from colorless glass. Around the body are several wheel-cut bands. The long tubular neck ends with a collared rim. The piece is intact and has a beautiful bluish green iridescence.
H: 19.7 cm
2nd -3rd Century AD
Ref: Loudmer, Kevorkian, 1985, Collection Monsieur D # 336
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
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
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
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
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.
Newark # 121