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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Vase   (1917.02.0031)
  1. Furnishings
  2. :
  3. Household Accessories
  4. :
  5. Horticultural Containers
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Roman Empire
Culture Roman

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 13.1 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 7.1 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 7.0 cm
Weight 101 g
Measuring Remarks Width = distance between handles. Diameter taken perpendicular to handles. Diameter parallel to handles = 6.9 cm.
Materials Glass
Manufacturing Processes Glassblowing--Mold, Glassworking
Munsell Color Information Grayish Green (10GY 5/2) -Top edge of lip. Grayish Green (5G 4/2) -Base of handle. Light Olive Gray (7.5Y 6/2) -Neck.

Research Remarks

Published Description

"This small blue-green flask of "colorless" glass has a spherical body with a spiral ribbing, a pushed-in base, and a tall, cylindrical neck. Two sets of thick double-looped trailed handles of a darker blue-green are attached to the rim, neck, and shoulders. The wide, flat rim is poorly crafted and folded inward. When the liquid content of the flask was poured out, the flow was controlled by a flange with a narrow opening located at the base of the neck. The flange was formed by fusing the neck to the body in a separate process. Incrustation and iridescent weathering are apparent on the outer surface of the vessel. An example similar in form, but resting on a thick pad base, may be seen in Sotheby, p. 118, no. 205." -Eunice Dauterman Maguire, Henry Maguire and Maggie J. Duncan-Flowers, Art and Holy Powers in the Early Christian House (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989), 188.

Description N/A

L: p. 116.


Maguire, Eunice Dauterman, Henry Maguire and Maggie J. Duncan-Flowers. Art and Holy Powers in the Early Christian House. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Classical Museum Purchase
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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