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Saddleflask

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Object Number:86-35-53
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Manufacture Location: Syro-Palestine (uncertain)
Period: Roman Period
Date Made: 400-499 CE
Early Date: 400
Late Date: 499
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Glass
Technique:Blown
Height: 26.9 cm
Width: 5.6 cm
Depth: 7.1 cm
Credit Line:Gift of George and Henry J. Vaux, 1985
Other Number:GL14 (ancient glass project) - Other Number

Description

Blue-green glass double-balsamarium/saddleflask. Pontil of base; twin concave cylindrical bodies encircled by threading; rolled rims. Elaborate handle consisting of 2 alternating paired arches capped with a single suspension handle. Trailing ribbon decoration from each handle/rim join (4) to base.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

New Acquisition: Vaux Glass Collection (1988) View Objects in Exhibition
Classical World - Roman World (15 Mar 2003) View Objects in Exhibition
Roman Glass: Reflections on Cultural Change (27 Sep 1997 - 18 Jun 1998) 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. 79, no. 116View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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