Octagonal Roman Glass Flask from Cyprus

Culture: Roman/Cyprus
Period: 3rd century A.D.
Material: Glass
Dimensions: 16.1 cm high
Price: 2 800 Euro
Ref: 3592
Provenance: Private collection Dr. Eugene Elovic, Miami Beach, USA. Thence in the Israeli art market.
Condition: Intact
Description: Rare, octagonal flask of yellowish clear glass. The vessel stands on a slightly indented, curved base with star decoration. The eight, smooth sides end on the shoulders with semi-circular arches. The neck is cylindrical, the estuary far protruding with a profiled rim. The separately worked out, ribbed band handle reaches from the rim to the shoulder and broadens towards the bottom. From Cyprus. See for the type the flask in the Metropolitan Museum of Art with the Accession Number 74.51.110.