Flask with two handles and indented sides - 910.52.20_1


Flask with two handles and indented sides

Medium:Blown, tooled and trailed glass
Geography: Tûbâs, Palestine
Date: about 300-400 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
13.6 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm
Object number: 910.52.20
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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