Roman glass bottle with handle

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Object: Roman glass bottle with handle

Material: Pale turquoise transparent glass.

Period: 3rd cent. AD to 4th cent. AD.
Late Roman Imperial period.

Description:    Glass bottle with a cylindrical body and a flat bottom. The tapered neck ends in a thick rim. A ribbon handle flanged at the top runs from the mouth to the shoulder.
Bottles of this type were used throughout the Roman Empire. We suspect that this piece was manufactured in the Eastern Mediterranean. Based on the collecting history, the most likely place of manufacture is the Roman province of Judaea.

Dimensions: 14.5cm height, 6.7cm diameter without handle.

Condition: Perfect condition. Excellently preserved body with handle, the surface covered with an attractive iridescent find patina. Worthy of an exhibition.

Provenance: Acquired by us on the US art market in 2022. Previously in the US-American Chanin family collection. Acquired for the collection by Marcy Chanin in 1971 from the Israeli Moshe Dayan Collection.
Moshe Dayan was a famous Israeli politician and military leader. Dayan served as Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces between 1953 and 1958, personally commanded the Israeli forces fighting in the Sinai during the 1956 Suez Crisis and later as Defense Minister.

References: Cf. Y. Israeli, Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum, p. 257, no. 322.
Cf. D. Whitehouse, Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two, p. 178, no. 717.
Similar H. Cantz, Roman, Byzantine, and Early Medieval Glass, p. 98. no. 34.

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