Ancient Art

Date Flask

1st century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, transparent amber

H: 7.3 cm.
Gift of Robert Lehman, B.A. 1913
1953.28.18
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. no 65; Duveen Brothers no. 15.

Bibliography: 

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 60, no. 140, ill.

Axel von Saldern, Antikes Glas (Munich: Verlag C. H. Beck, 2004), 258.

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

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