Blue-green flask - ROM2010_11597_5


Blue-green flask

Medium:Blown glass
Geography: Syria-Palestine
Date: about 275-400 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
25.3 x 16.1 cm
Object number: 909.3.60
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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