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Ancient Art

Flask

5th–6th century A.D.

Free-blown glass with trailed handles, yellow

15.7 × 5.7 cm (6 3/16 × 2 1/4 in.)
Bequest of Florence Baiz Van Volkenburgh in memory of her husband, Thomas Sedgwick Van Volkenburgh, B.A. 1866
1940.289
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian(?)
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Florence Baiz van Volkenburgh (died 1940), New York, NY; bequest in 1940 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 127–8, no. 343, ill.

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