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Ancient Art

Ribbed Fin flask

1st–3rd century A.D.

Free-blown glass with pinched ribs

2 11/16 × 1 11/16 in. (6.9 × 4.3 cm)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1938.5999.521
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (Necropolis, Tomb 24, Loc. XIV), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Professor Christoph W. Clairmont, The Excavations at Dura-Europos, ed. Ann Perkins (New Haven, Conn: Dura-Europos Publications, 1963), 47, no. 179, fig. XXIII.

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.