A strikingly beautiful Ancient Roman glass pilgrim flask, finely blown in aqua coloured glass. The vessel features a flattened, spherical body, a long cylindrical neck and a flaring mouth. Two handles join the neck to the body, enclosing a decorative trail of same coloured glass on the neck. A very fine trail is applied to the whole outside of the funnel mouth. On the body, shallow ribs descending in a spiral from right to left from shoulder to mid-point down side, then fading below, close to the base. The passing of time has left some delicate iridescence to the glass’ surface.
Date: Circa 3rd- 4th Century AD