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Bottle with Tyche

2nd–3rd century A.D.

Mold-blown glass, transparent light purple with traces of yellow

16.51 × 4.45 × 5.72 cm (6 1/2 × 1 3/4 × 2 1/4 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.81
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Ex. coll. Kouchakji Freres. 6-26-1925 Kouchakji receipt ("Sidonian Flask")

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. 333, pl. 82.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 102–03, no. 276, ill.

“Catalogue of the Exhibition ‘An Obsession with Fortune: Tyche in Greek and Roman Art’,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1994): 115, no. 49, fig. 31.

Mark D. Stansbury-O’Donnell, “Reflections of the Tyche of Antioch in Literary Sources and on Coins,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1994): 54, no. 49, fig. 31.

Richard A. Grossmann, Ancient Glass: A Guide to the Yale Collection (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2002), 33, Section on Glass and Good Fortune, with bronze figurine of Tyche, fig. 33.

Axel von Saldern, Antikes Glas (Munich: Verlag C. H. Beck, 2004), 292.

Christie’s London, London, Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection, sale cat. (July 6, 2016), 59, ill.

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