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Ancient Art

Double head flask

3rd century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, pale green

8.8 × 4.2 × 4.3 cm (3 7/16 × 1 5/8 × 1 11/16 in.)
The Anna Rosalie Mansfield Collection
1930.413
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian(?)
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Said to have been found at Tel-el-Horus, Syria; with Khayat, 1911; Mansfield Collection no. 198.

Bibliography: 

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 73, no. 191, ill.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire (Chestnut Hill, Mass.: McMullen Museum of Art, 2014), 294, no. 107, pl. 107.

Christie’s London, London, Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, sale cat. (July 6, 2016), 60, ill.

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.