Janus Headed Bottle

Culture: Roman
Period: 2nd-3rd century A.D.
Material: Glass
Dimensions: 8.6 cm high
Price: Reserved
Ref: 3444
Provenance: Collection Hanita and Aaron Dechter acquired prior to 1989. Exhibited in the California State University San Bernadino and California State University Northridge from 5 May to 2 June 1989 and from 26 February to 30 March 1990.
Condition: Intact
Description: Flask blown from two parts of olive green clear glass with a Janus head of a youth. The young boy with chubby cheeks, round chin and broad nose, as well as thick curls framing his face. The neck is long and cylindrical, the spout horizontally pulled outwards and thickened. The base is flat. With beautifully shimmering iridescence. Published in: K. Hamma (ed.) “The Dechter Collection of Greek Vases“, San Bernardino 1989, page 85, number 45. For the type see: Stern, E. M., Toledo Museum of Art, 1995, No. 149. Mounted.