Roman Yellow Glass Alabastron

GBP 900.00

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Object Description

A beautiful Ancient Roman glass alabastron, finely blown in yellow coloured glass. The vessel features a globular body with a slightly dimpled base and a short neck with an everted rim. The design of the vessel is enriched by the addition of applied pale turquoise handles. The yellow colour of the glass was achieved by adding lead to the molten glass. The passing of time has left some delicate iridescence to the glass’ surface.

Date: 1st-2nd century AD

Object History

Acquired 1980-2015.Ex Abelita family collection.

Object Condition

Fine condition, with some cracks around one of the handles and earthly encrustation to surface.
Roman Yellow Glass Alabastron quantity

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:8.5 x H:10.5 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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