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Ancient Art

Flask

late 1st–2nd century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, transparent amber

2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm)
Bequest of Florence Baiz van Volkenburgh in memory of her husband Thomas Sedgwick van Volkenburgh, B.A. 1866
1940.292
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian(?)
Period: 
Roman
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), 60–61, no. 147, ill.

Axel von Saldern, Antikes Glas (Munich: Verlag C. H. Beck, 2004), 262.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.