Location: On Display in the Rome Gallery

From: Mediterranean

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number 86-35-53
Current Location Rome Gallery - On Display
Culture Roman
Provenience Mediterranean
Manufacture Location Syro-Palestine (uncertain)
Period Roman Period
Date Made 400-499 CE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Glass
Technique Blown

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.

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

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