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Sidonian Glass


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Sidonian golden amber glass hexagonal “Fruit” flask.
1st century AD.
H. 8.9 cm (3.5 in.)
Restored at one panel. Fine golden patina.
Ex. W.B. Private Collection, Canada, 1960`s-70's.
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The hexagonal body blown in three parts mold, with cylindrical neck, flaring folded rim and flat base. The body with a main central register comprises of six rectangular panels bearing fruits: a pomegranate, a pinecone, a grape cluster – all repeated twice, topped by a register of bulbous protrusions.
The bottom with vertical ribbing.


Cf. Israeli, Y., Israel Museum, 2003, pp. 134, fig. 140.
Stern, E. M., Toledo Museum of Art, 1995, pp. 129-135, figs. 36-40.

 


 

Israeli, Y., Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum: The Eliahu Dobkin Collection and Other Gifts, Jerusalem, 2003.
Stern, E. M., Roman Mold-blown Glass. The First Through Sixth Centuries, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, 1995.

 


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