Unusal Roman Glass Flask


c. 1st-3rd century AD. Roman. Blown glass flask with a roughly cuboid body and an elongated neck that flares outwards towards the top. Deep green-brown hue. Roman glass expanded upon Hellenistic techniques with the arrival of glass blowing in the 1st century, popularising the material and allowing the manufacture of vessels that looked ethereal, then and now, with swirling colours that catch the light magnificently.

Size: L:120mm / W:70mm ; 45g

Provenance: From the private collection of Mr. R. Unger; previously with a London gallery; acquired in before 2000 on the UK art market.

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