A Roman flask in green glass, with trefoil-lipped rim and an applied handle. The flask stands on a flat base, slightly inverted in the centre.

Circa 3rd-4th century AD.

 

Very Fine condition: Complete and intact; a few light deposits.

Height 8.6 cms (3.4 ins).

 

Cf. Item 272; Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum; J.W. Hayes.

 

At the height of its popularity in Rome, glass was present in nearly every aspect of daily life. It was a particularly favoured container for precious, valuable liquids, such as expensive oils, perfumes, and medicines which were produced from all corners of the Roman Empire.

Roman trefoil-lipped glass flask

SKU: H930
£295.00Price
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