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Saddleflask

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Object Number:
MS5103
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Palestine
Philistia
Date Made:
200-399 AD
Early Date:
200
Late Date:
399
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Glass
Technique:
Blown
Description:
Glass clear bluish green with cobalt additions. Rim folded inward and down; tubular body pinched down the center creating two chambers; probably unflattened base (no visible pontil mark). From below rim up to rim, 4 small handles; from the tops of these spring four more arching handles, 2 of which are made by folding together at the center and attaching to the common wall pf the tubes, the other 2 handle ends are laid on the intersection of the arches. One final handle springs from the arch of one handle below it to the arch of the opposite handle. Blown, with tooled additions. Base chipped off, otherwise intact. Slightly dulled inside; no iridescence.
Outside Diamater:
3.7cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Fr. Vester and Company, American Colony Store, Jerusalem
Other Number:
GL14 (Ancient Glass Project)   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Fleming, Stuart J. 1999. Roman Glass (II): Reflections on Cultural Change. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 106, fig. E.49
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[Article] Matthews, K. D. 1963. Saffron and Swan's Greece. Expedition. 5 (4) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 16, illustration
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