EXQUISITE ROMAN GLASS AMPHORISKOS
Measurements: 13 cm - height
Description: An elegant Ancient Roman yellow ribbed and swirled blown glass Amphoriskos. The vessel is supported by a flattened, concave base and features an elongated body, a short cylindrical neck and a finely modelled rim. A fine trail decoration is applied at the end of the neck. Two attached handles rise, extending from the neck to the shoulder.
Roman glass objects have been recovered across the Roman Empire in domestic, industrial and funerary contexts. Ancient Roman glassware includes some of the finest pieces of art ever produced in antiquity and the very best were valued higher than wares made with precious metals. The Romans loved glass for its practical as well as decorative uses.
This beautiful example of Roman glassware can be dated to the Late Roman period because of the yellowish hue of the glass, which was created adding silver oxides to the glass during the blowing process.
Period: Late Roman, 3rd - 4th Century AD
Condition: Extremely fine, with beautiful mother of pearl like iridescence on the surface. Earthly encrustations visible on the surface.