Ancient Roman Iridescent Glass Jar

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Object Description

A striking ancient Roman jar made from translucent aubergine-coloured glass. The vessel features a globular body with a slightly convex base. The body expands at the top into a cylindrical neck and wide mouth. A vivid, multi-coloured iridescence covers the exterior and interior of the vessel. A beautiful example of Roman glass craftsmanship.

Date: Circa 2nd-3rd Century AD
Provenance: Ex SM collection, London 1970-2010.
Condition: Excellent condition, with some earthly encrustations and iridescence covering the surface. Flaking to the iridescence. The piece stands on its own.

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  • dimensions
    W:6 x H:6.3 centimeters
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Trent Park Equestrian Centre
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St James's Ancient Art
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