A striking Roman Bell-Bodied Ungentarium ca. 2nd century CE
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Pale blue bell bodied unguentarium; wide rim folded up and flattened. Superb iridescence. Concave bas, a very fine piece.
Reference: Susan H. Auth "Ancient Glass at the Newark Museum from the Eugene Schaefer collection" (1976) Page 213, #417- 50.1690. and Hayes J., "Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum" (1975) #262-265
Condition: The vessel is in excellent condition. There is rich iridescence throughout the inner and outer surfaces along with accretions. No apparent sign of damage.
Dimensions: Height: 8 inches (20.5 cm)
Provenance: Forming part of the James Stephan collection, assembled in the middle east during the 1950's to early 1960's and then by descent. Dr. Stephan was an archaologist excavating in the Anatolian region of Turkey during this time and acquired his collection from dealers and villagers throughout the region. Exhibited: Workhouse Art Center, Virginia, Glass National 2016, October, 2016- January 2017.
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