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Bottle with Ajax

1st century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, opaque white

8 × 4 cm (3 1/8 × 1 9/16 in.) Diameter of Foot: 2.5 cm (1 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.54
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian or Palestinian
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

The Moore Collection, no. 818

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. 53, fig. 124.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 49–50, no. 127, ill.

David Whitehouse, Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, 2 (Corning, NY: Corning Museum of Glass, 2001), 49.

Richard A. Grossmann, Ancient Glass: A Guide to the Yale Collection (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2002), 29, fig. 29a, 29b.

Axel von Saldern, Antikes Glas (Munich: Verlag C. H. Beck, 2004), 283, note 19.

Christie’s London, London, Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, sale cat. (July 6, 2016), 30–31, ill.

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