Roman Aubergine Glass Jug of a Head

GBP 1,500.00

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Object Description

A small ancient Roman jug mould-blown from dark aubergine glass. The vessel features an ovoid body resembling an anthropomorphic head with finely moulded detailing, including the facial features and curly hair represented by the raised knobbly surface. Above the head is a short cylindrical neck leading to an everted rim with a pinched spout. A single handle has been applied to the jug from the shoulder, on the back of the head, to the rim in the same coloured glass. The jug has been blown in a two-part mould: traces of the joining seam can be seen at the mid-way point vertically.

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Date: Circa 2nd-3rd century AD

Object History

Ex private collection, SM, London, 1970-1999.

Object Condition

Fine condition, several repairs to the body. Minor chip to the base.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:4.5 x H:7.9 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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