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
On view
Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian (?)
Containers - Glass

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


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.

E Marianne Stern, Roman Mold-Blown Glass (Toledo: Toledo Museum of Art, 1995), 148.

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.

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