Head Shaped Roman Flask


Ca. 3rd-4th century AD. Roman. A beautiful transparent janiform flask with an everted rim, broad funnel-shaped neck, a narrow horizontal shoulder, and a body moulded into the shape of a head in the round. The head portrays a youth with long hair arranged in wavy locks at back. The head has prominent ears, almond-shaped eyes with inset pupils, a flat nose, and a small chin.

Size: L:82mm / W:36mm ; 34.8g

Provenance:  From an old British collection, acquired on the UK art market in the 1980s.

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