Roman Glass Perfume Flask with a Wonderful Iridescene

Culture: Roman
Period: Late 4th to early 5th century A.D.
Material: Glass
Dimensions: 12.2 cm high
Price: 1 600 Euro
Ref: 3589
Provenance: Private collection Shlomo Moussaieff (1925-2015). Acquired between 1948 and 2000.
Condition: Wonderful rainbow iridescence, intact.
Description: Exceptionally beautifully iridescent perfume glass flask with two handles. The flask with a tubular, inclinedly ribbed body, slightly broadening towards the bottom. The estuary far protruding and thickened. Two curved handles start at the rim, which end in a finger support on the corpus. The flask stands on a set off foot ring with a concave base. From Palestine. See for the form “Römisches, byzantinisches und frühmittelalterliches Glas – Sammlung Ernesto Wolf”, Hatje Cantz 2001, number 143.