Ancient Roman Pinched Flask

£ 350.00

An Ancient Roman light green flask with a piriform body adorned by six pinched decorations around the middle of the body and a long cylindrical neck with tooling at the base and an everted collared and rolled rim. The flask is sitting on a concave base.

Date: Circa 3rd–4th century AD
Condition: Very fine, intact, with earthy encrustations over the whole.
Product Code: RGS-04
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Glass was often the preferred material for storing expensive oils, perfumes, and medicines in antiquity because it was not porous. The small body and mouth allowed the user carefully to pour and control the amount of liquid dispensed. By the 1st century AD, the technique of glass-blowing had revolutionised the art of glass-making, allowing for the production of small medicine, incense, and perfume containers in new forms. Glass vessels are found frequently at Hellenistic and Roman sites, especially in cemeteries, and the liquids, which filled them, would have been gathered from all corners of the expansive Roman Empire.

To discover more about Roman glass, please visit our relevant blog post: Collecting Roman Glass.

 

Dimensions W 7.5 x H 14.8 cm
Glass

Blown Glass

Region

Southern Europe

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