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Vial made from opaque black glass with a rounded and uneven lip, a wide mouth, and a body with twisted ribs that tapers towards a knob-like base. Two thick drawn handles extend from the mouth to the shoulder. Pinched at the neck.

History Of Use

Small amphora used to store unguents, oil or perfume.

Specific Techniques

The casting was done by cire perdue process (pouring in viscous glass after the wax form was melted out), or by fusing powered glass in situ between two parts of a closed mold. Objects which were required to be shaped only on one side were pressed in open molds, while those which were modelled in the round, such as this piece, were cast in two-piece molds. For similar example see: Oppenlander, p.257 fig. 752.


The van Haersolte Collection

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