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Inscribed Bottle with Dionysos and Mythological Figures

Early 3rd century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, pale bluish green

20.9 × 9.5 cm (8 1/4 × 3 3/4 in.)
Diameter of Foot: 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.51
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

said to have been found in Syria, near Aleppo; Kouchakji Freres, 1919.
Described in 2-13-1919 Freres 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. 232, pls. 46–47.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 105–07, no. 280, ill.

David Whitehouse, Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, 1 (Corning, NY: The Corning Museum of Glass, 1997).

David Whitehouse, Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, 2 (Corning, NY: Corning Museum of Glass, 2001), 58–59.

Axel von Saldern, Antikes Glas (Munich: Verlag C. H. Beck, 2004), 281.

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.