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Ancient Roman Glass Janus Head Vessel

Item Number: 20458
$2,900.00
Period:
circa 2nd - 3rd c. CE
Dimensions:
3 1/4" (8.5 cm)
Material:
Ancient Glass
Condition:
Fine
Region:
Roman
Provenance:
Acquired by present owner from a North London collection created in the early 1980's

Description

A beautiful olive colored glass flask, flat-based, the rounded body depicting two janiform youthful heads with wavy knob-like shoulder length hair. This variety with pudgy features is typical of the classic Janus head flask and an absolute must have form for any serious ancient glass collection.. Funicular neck with slightly everted mouth and applied trail rim. 32 grams.
Ref.: Susan H. Auth, Ancient Glass at the Newark Museum, p.74, 1976

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