Large Glass Pilgrim Flask

Culture: Roman
Period: Late 3rd century A.D.
Material: Glass
Dimensions: 20 cm high
Price: 1 200 Euro
Ref: 3462
Provenance: From the private collection of the French archaeologist Louis-Gabriel Bellon (1819-1899). For over 120 year in a family estate.
Condition: Intact
Description: Large lenticular flask of greenish clear glass. The corpus with a flat base, the neck cone-shaped and slightly indented into the corpus. The rim on the spout is flatly ground. An old collection label on the bulge with the number 557. See for the typus the lenticular flask also without a handle in the Metropolitan Museum of Art with the Accession Number 81.10.51.