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Late Roman Bottle with Neck Ruffle

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Islamic Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 19, 2017

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.

H: 11cm

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

ROMAN BOTTLE WITH CHAIN DECORATION

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Islamic Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 14, 2016

Bottle with Chain Decoration

 This green glass flask is unusual due to the elaborate chain decoration, a late Roman motif, which was transitional into the early Islamic styling.  The bottle was made by blowing molten glass into the vessel shape, applying trails which were then pinched to forming the chain decoration. The neck of the vessel is rather elongated giving way to a wide funnel mouth topped by a thick rounded rim.

H: 13.3 cm

Date: 5th-6th Century Late Roman Period

Pittsburg # 190, Luzern # 448, Paris# 513

49R Late Roman Bottle with Chain Decoration 5-6th C

Late Roman Bottle with Neck Ruffle

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Islamic Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on November 6, 2015

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.

H: 11cm

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

ROMAN or ISLAMIC BOWL

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Islamic Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 31, 2015

03R A SHALLOW DISH

Dishes of this type were often used in sets during the Roman Imperial Period. This particular dish of blue/green color has a brilliant iridescence covering the interior base. It has a profiled thick rim with a high concave base. The dish has been mended.  It is possible that this bowl is not Roman but from the early Islamic period 7th or 8th century.

Eastern Mediterranean

First Century A.D. ?

H: 4.5 cm.  Rim D: 12.5 cm.

3r-shallow-dish

Cf. Saldern 1980 # 137

Islamic Dark Green Glass Bowl

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Islamic Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 25, 2013

Islamic Dark Green Glass Bowl

This is a palm size dish or bowl may have had a lid.  It is made of thickly blown dark green glass with many trapped air bubbles. It is late Roman or Islamic.

H: 3.5 cm

Fourth Century or later

34R Small Islamic Green Glass Dish or bowl

34R Small Islamic Green Glass Dish or bowl

Islamic bowl or Lamp

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Islamic Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 29, 2013

Islamic bowl or Lamp

This pattern-molded bowl is made of clear green glass with an inward folded rim. Bowls of this type and color can be found in many different sizes and patterns. It is possible that such glass vessels were used as lamps.

D: 10 cm

Eleventh Century A.D.

Cf. Shining Vessels, Ancient Glass From Greek, Roman and Islamic Times, Fortuna Fine Arts Ltd., New York, 1991 # 184, Islamic Glass, Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Marilyn Jenkins, 1987 # 38

38r Islamic lamp 11th century

38r Islamic glass lamp 11th century

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