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Ancient Art

Grape flask

2nd-3rd century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, transparent dark amber

18.5 × 11 cm (7 5/16 × 4 5/16 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.78
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Roman, Syrian, Rhineland(?) or Netherlands
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Described in 7-26-1938 Kouchakji receipt. Likely from Syria.

Bibliography: 

Gustavus A. Eisen, Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, 2 vols. (New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1927), 330, vol. 1.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 104, no. 278.

Richard A. Grossmann, Ancient Glass: A Guide to the Yale Collection (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2002), 35, fig. 35.

Christie’s London, London, Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, sale cat. (July 6, 2016), 56, 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.