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Head Flask

3rd–4th century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, transparent pale green

8 7/8 × 3 3/4 × 2 15/16 in. (22.5 × 9.5 × 7.5 cm)
H. 22.5 cm w/o foot
max D. of body 9.5 cm
nose to central part, D. 7.5 cm
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean or Gaulish, German
Containers - Glass

Fahim Kouchakji, 1938.
Mentioned in 7-25-1938 letter to Ada Small Moore.


Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 108–09, no. 283, ill.

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. 330, pl. 77.

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