Double flask with basket handle and two side handles - ROM2010_11596_40


Double flask with basket handle and two side handles

Medium:Blown glass with trailed handles and decoration
Geography: Syria-Palestine
Date: about 300-600 AD
Period: Roman Imperial to Byzantine period
13.1 x 7.2 cm
Object number: 909.3.2
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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