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Flask in the Shape of a Woman’s Head

1st century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, transparent brown

H: 10.2 cm.
Gift of Robert Lehman, B.A. 1913
1953.28.14
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian or Palestinian
Period: 
Roman (1st century A.D.)
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

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.

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

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

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.