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Date Flask

1st century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, transparent dark blue

7.5 × 3.4 cm (2 15/16 × 1 5/16 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.65
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Probably found near Sidon; Khayat, 1930.
Described in 1-4-30 Khayat 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, p. 331.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 61, no. 145, ill.

Richard A. Grossmann, Ancient Glass: A Guide to the Yale Collection (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2002), 34, Right, fig. 34.

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

Christie’s London, London, Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, sale cat. (July 6, 2016), 55, 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.