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Janus Flask

Oinochoe

Object Number:MS4990
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Syria
Aleppo
Period: Roman Period
Date Made: early 2nd century CE
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Glass
Technique:Mould-Blown
Iconography:Janus
Female Head
Height: 11 cm
Width: 6.8 cm
Outside Diameter:5.9 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Fr. Vester and Company, American Colony Store, Jerusalem, 1913
Other Number:GL05 (ancient glass project) - Other Number
3015 - Other Number

Description

Intact but for small section of lip. Body in shape of two full-face female heads. Long neck leads up to trefoil lip. Single thread added as decoration along lip. Thread of glass used as handle from body to lip. Entirely of translucent turquoise glass. Mold blown body with neck free blown and threads added later.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Italian Gallery (28 Mar 1951 - 1958) View Objects in Exhibition
Special Exhibition: Classical and Oriental (12 Dec 1913 - 01 Nov 1915) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Turfa, Jean M., and Romano, Irene B., and Brownlee, Ann B., and White, Donald J. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 66, no. 97View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Fleming, Stuart J. 1996. "Early Imperial Roman Glass at the University of Pennsylvania Museum". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 38. no. 2. pg. 13-37 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 16, fig. 4View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Hall, Edith H. Dec 1913. "The Graeco-Roman Section: A Collection of Antique Glass". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 4. no. 4. pg. 119-141 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 128, fig. 108View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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