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Lot 4857

Rare Jar with Trailed Glass. Roman Syria, c. 4th to 6th century AD. Height: 1-3/4". In yellow glass, this jar has a bowl-like form with sharply rounded shoulders and walls tapering inward to smaller base all set upon a folded ring foot. The exterior is heavily overlayed with sometimes irregular, but tightly spaced zigzag ribbons of glass. The vessel has been reassembled with modest restoration. Jar displays areas of silvery-black patina, plus scattered speckles of often vivid metallic iridescence. Cf. a late Roman double balsamarium for comparable lavish use of trailed and folded glass ribbons: Sammlung Oppenlander, no. 681b.
Estimated Value $750-UP.


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