Ancient Art

Pseudo-Mosaic Glass Bottle

1st century A.D.

Translucent royal blue and white glass

4 5/16 in. (11 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.36
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

The Kouchakji Frères Collection Rare Ancient Faiences and Antique Glass and Bronzes Beautiful Persian Miniatures and Rugs, New York, March 8–9, 1918, lot 280

Bibliography: 

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 27, no. 70, ill.

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, p. 229, pl. 44.

American Art Association, New York, The Kouchakji Frères Collection Rare Ancient Faiences and Antique Glass and Bronzes Beautiful Persian Miniatures and Rugs, sale cat. (February 13–14, 1920), n.p., lot 280.

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