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Ancient Art

Bottle with Plant Motifs

1st century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, opaque white

8.3 × 4.2 cm (3 1/4 × 1 5/8 in.) Diameter of mouth: 2.6 cm (1 in.) Diameter of foot: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.52
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian (?)
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Kouchakji Freres, New York; sale American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, 25-26 January 1927, no. 216.
Described on 1-25-1939 Kouchakji 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. 253, pl. 52.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 45–46, no. 119, ill.

Axel von Saldern, Antikes Glas (Munich: Verlag C. H. Beck, 2004), 258, note 28.

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.