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Carchesium

1st century A.D. or 4th-5th century A.D.

Free-blown glass with painted and splashed decoration, dark blue transparent glass

restored without foot, length of foot (2.7 cm): 11 × 14.3 × 2.7 cm (4 5/16 × 5 5/8 × 1 1/16 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.14
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Roman, Italian
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Kouchakji Freres, 1922. (4-22-1922 receipt)

Bibliography: 

Gustavus A. Eisen, Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, 2 vols. (New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1927), vol. 1, pp. 89, 154, pl. 2.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 40–41, no. 111, ill.

Axel von Saldern, Antikes Glas (Munich: Verlag C. H. Beck, 2004), 444.

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.