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Roman Green Glass Amphoriskos w/ Two Handles

$495.00
Roman Empire, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. This diminutive translucent pale green glass vessel has an elongated teardrop-shaped body which is wider around the middle than either and thicker on the bottom. It also has a narrow neck, flared rim, and two applied trail handles. Silvery iridescence shows brightly on the body and neck. A vessel like this would have been used to hold precious liquids like oils and perfumes and was a treasured item in many Roman households. Size: 3.25" L x 1.625" W (8.3 cm x 4.1 cm).

Condition: Ancient loss to base, surface wear indicative of age, earthen deposits present, and iridescence throughout.

Provenance: private New Jersey USA collection, acquired over twenty years ago

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