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Ancient Art

Agate Glass Bottle

1st century A.D.

Free-blown glass, opaque brown

H: 9.1 cm (3 9/16 in.)
The Anna Rosalie Mansfield Collection
1930.460
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Said to have been found in Jebel, Syria, Khayat, 1904. Mansfield Collection no. 151.

Bibliography: 

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 25–26, no. 67, 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), 297, no. 113, pl. 113.

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.