Ancient Roman Green Glass Aryballos

GBP 800.00

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Object Description

A fine Roman Aryballos blown from translucent pale green glass. Two trailed handles have been applied from the mouth to the shoulder in large pads, folded in and pressed onto the rim. The vessel features a slightly concave base and a bulbous body decorated with spiralling grooves. Within the neck, there is a folded diaphragm with a constricted opening to help control the distribution of the liquid it contained. More expensive liquids, such as perfumes or oils would have been placed in such containers so that their use was easily controlled.

Circa 1st – 3rd Century AD

Object Condition

Good condition, iridescence and earthly encrustation to the surface.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:8.2 x H:8.9 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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