Intact, with a black weathering crust lightly flaked in areas to reveal a highly iridescent layer. Offered with custom base display stand. Ex: Early European private collection collected during the 1990s; American private collection Measurements.Roman mold blown amphoriskos of pale aubergine glass. The ovoid form of the vessel loosely resembles that of a Roman amphora and is decorated by a pattern of nearly stacked horizontal ribbing. On top is a cylindrical neck with infolded rim and two elegant trailed handles with pinched rounded finials join the shoulders and lip.
This is a very rare type with such elaborate handles. Cf: The more common variant lacking such elaborate handle treatment and made with far less articulated mold in E. Stern, the Toledo Musuem of Art.
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