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Roman Glass

Roman molded purple glass sprinkler.
3rd ??? 4th century AD.
H. 12.4 cm (4 7/8 in.), D. 8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.)
Intact. Silvery patina with encrustation.
Ex. W.B. Private Collection, Canada, 1960`s-70's.

The purple sprinkler with globular body with slightly concave base, cylindrical neck with inner diaphragm and wide flaring rim.
The body blown in two-parts mold decorated in relief with three horizontal registers with geometrical patterns. Two registers with concentric circles topped by a register with protruding circles. Space between registers filled with lozenges filled with dots. The base is decorated with radial lines.

Cf. Israeli, Y., Israel Museum, 2003, p. 224, fig. 277.

For a juglet and pitchers with resembling ornament see:
Israeli, Y., Ibid, p. 183, fig. 217.
Whitehouse, Corning Museum of Glass, 2001, p133, fig. 640, 641.

Israeli, Y., Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum: The Eliahu Dobkin Collection and Other Gifts, Jerusalem, 2003.
Whitehouse, D., Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, vol. II, New York, 2001.


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