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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
1955.6.77
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean or Gaulish, German
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

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

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. 330, pl. 77.

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