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Eastern Roman Glass Jar w/ Gorgeous Iridescence

Roman, Eastern Empire, late Imperial Period, ca. late 3rd to early 5th century CE. A fabulous, free-blown jar comprised of semi-translucent, pale blue-green glass with a footed base and smooth pontil scar, a wide piriform body with a rounded shoulder, a curving neck, and a collared rim with a flared lip. Thick layers of silvery and rainbow-hued iridescence envelop the entire composition and provide an elegant chromatic complementarity to the vessel's soft turquoise hues. Size: 3.875" W x 4.25" H (9.8 cm x 10.8 cm).

Condition: Small nicks to foot and rim, with minor abrasions, and light encrustations, otherwise intact and excellent. A smooth pontil scar suggests that the vessel was free-blown, and that it was intentionally smoothed or wore away over time. Nice earthen deposits as well as fabulous silver and rainbow iridescence throughout.

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection

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