Large Roman Bulbous Glass Flask with Ribs

Culture: Roman
Period: 4th century A.D.
Material: Glass
Dimensions: 12 cm high
Price: 1 800 Euro
Ref: 3587
Provenance: Israeli collection Z. Holtzmann, Tel Aviv.
Condition: Intact
Description: Large bulbous flask of violet shimmering clear glass. The base is slightly indented. On the corpus eleven ribs were pulled out from the wall with a pliers. The neck is convex, the estuary funnel-shaped, the rim is thickened and rounded. Below the rim is a narrow, swaged collar, which is open towards the interior of the vessel. An impressive, almost completely decolorised glass flask from Roman Syria. See for the color and form “Römisches, byzantinisches und frühmittelalterliches Glas – Sammlung Ernesto Wolf“, Hatje Cantz 2001, number 116.