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Roman Glass


RG085
Roman molded purple glass Janus Medusa head flask.
2nd-3rd century AD
H. 7.8 cm (3 1/8 in.)
Intact. Fine black patina.
Ex. Israeli Collection, prior to 2000.
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The flask with the body blown into a two-part mold, in the form of a Janus head, with two faces of Medusa. An uneven cylindrical neck
with a flaring folded rim.
The Medusa faces are finely modeled in Classical style with rounded features, framed by snaky hair, tied in a knot bellow the chin.

Cf. Stern, E. M., Toledo Museum of Art, 1995, pp. 238-239, no. 158.
Matheson, S. B., Yale University Art Gallery, 1980, no. 188.

 



Stern, E. M., Roman Mold-blown Glass. The First Through Sixth Centuries, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, 1995
Matheson, S. B., Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 1980

 


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