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Saddleflask

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Object Number:
MS5102
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Israel
Palestine
Nazareth (Israel)
Period:
Roman Period
Date Made:
200-400 AD
Early Date:
200
Late Date:
400
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Glass
Technique:
Blown
Description:
Glass dark amber. Rim folded inward and down. Tubular body pinched down the center, creating two chambers. Flattened base with pontil mark. 6-8 thin trails laid around body at mid-point. From lip to mid-point, 2 angular handles, splayed at base, with nicks adjoining the trails. One high angular "basket" handle, with single reed, springing from extremes of the two smaller handles at rim level. Blown, with tooled additions. Neck missing section of rim, otherwise intact. Dulled inside, somewhat outside. Incipient iridescence outside.
Outside Diamater:
4cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Fr. Vester and Company, American Colony Store, Jerusalem
Other Number:
GL14 (ancient glass project)   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Article] Matthews, K. D. 1963. Saffron and Swan's Greece. Expedition. 5 (4) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 16, illustration
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