A fine Roman iridescent green/amber glass Amphoriskos, Late Imperial or Early Byzantine, ca. 3rd - 4th century CE
A fine Roman iridescent green/amber glass Amphoriskos, Late Imperial or Early Byzantine, ca. 3rd - 4th century CE
A fine Roman iridescent green/amber glass Amphoriskos, Late Imperial or Early Byzantine, ca. 3rd - 4th century CE
A fine Roman iridescent green/amber glass Amphoriskos, Late Imperial or Early Byzantine, ca. 3rd - 4th century CE

A fine Roman iridescent green/amber glass Amphoriskos, Late Imperial or Early Byzantine, ca. 3rd - 4th century CE

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Free blow of translucent pale amber, the elongated piriform body on flaring foot with cylindrical neck and everted rounded rim, an applied ring around the neck with twin sea-green vertical handles applied at the shoulders and pulled up, and out, continuing down the body in undulating ribbons.

For a related example see: Christie's "Fine antiquities, Important antiquities from Capesthorne", London, lot 230, 18 October 2005, and a more elaborate example: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/256745

Condition: The vessel is intact and in very good condition overall.

Dimensions: Height: 6 1/4 inch ( 16 cm)

Provenance: From a Hollis, Queens, NY estate collection, then by descent. Old collection label attached to the bottom, "Amber glass vase - Roman 300 BC."

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