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Flask in the Shape of a Woman’s Head

1st century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, transparent brown

4 in. (10.2 cm)
Gift of Robert Lehman, B.A. 1913
On view
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian or Palestinian
Containers - Glass

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. no. 1; Duveen Brothers no. 32.


Richard A. Grossmann, Ancient Glass: A Guide to the Yale Collection (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2002), 31, fig. 31.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 59–60, no. 138, ill.

David Whitehouse, Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection, exh. cat. (Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, 1957), 162–63, no. 281–82.

Axel von Saldern, Antikes Glas (Munich: Verlag C. H. Beck, 2004), 294, note 12.

E Marianne Stern, Kotinos: Festschrift für Erika Simon, eds. Heide Froning, Tonio Hölscher, and Harald Mielsch (Mainz: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1992), 394–99, pl. 81,1.

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.