Lentoid flask with two dolphin shaped handles - ROM2010_11596_41


Lentoid flask with two dolphin shaped handles

Medium:Blown and trailed glass
Geography: Syria-Palestine
Date: about 300-425 AD
Period: Byzantine period
14.5 x 8.7 cm
Object number: 909.3.40
Credit Line: The Walter Massey Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Byzantium
DescriptionGlass 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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