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Roman Glass Date-Shaped Flask - SF.276
Origin: Eastern Mediterranean
Circa: 1 st Century AD to 2 nd Century AD
Dimensions: 2.75" (7.0cm) high
Collection: Classical
Medium: Glass
Condition: Intact

Location: Great Britain
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The wrinkled surface and the colour of this vessel combine to give a naturalistic representation of a dried date. Small mould-blown flasks of this type were common in the first and second centuries A.D and have been found across the Roman Empire.

This vessel would have been blown into a two- part mould of two vertical sections, it is of a cream colour, the rim is rounded, the neck is short. The relief patterns consist of short wavy ridges imitating the wrinkles of the skin of a ripe date. Flasks of this kind would have been probably made to store perfume.(LK) - (SF.276)


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