Miniature flask - ROM2010_11596_47


Miniature flask

Medium:Blown glass with trailed decoration
Geography: Found in Egypt
Date: about 400-500 AD
Period: Byzantine period Coptic
3.2 x 2.2 cm
Object number: 910.205.4
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Byzantium

Glass flasks, jars, beakers, and small toiletry flasks of uniform fabric were popular during this era. To embellish these vessel, artisans enjoyed applying trail and coil decorations, heavy threads, frills, and zigzag patterns. Sometimes they added coil upon coil of glass to form very fancy and elaborate handles. A two-colour scheme was frequently employed.

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