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Ancient Art

Hexagonal Bottle with Plant Motifs

1st century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, transparent dark blue

9.2 × 4 cm (3 5/8 × 1 9/16 in.) Diameter of mouth: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.) Diameter of foot: 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.80
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
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. 331, pl. 81a.

Susan H. Auth, Ancient Glass at the Newark Museum: From the Eugene Schaefer Collection of Antiquities (Newark, N.J.: Newark Museum, 1976), 66, no. 60.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 51, no. 129, ill.

Christie’s London, London, Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, sale cat. (July 6, 2016), 53, ill.

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.