Large Ancient Roman Green Glass Oinochoe Jug - 150 AD

A beautiful large Roman glass oinochoe or jug, dating to the 2nd to 4th century AD.

Here we see one of the most elegant and refined vessel shapes found in ancient glass. Free blown of light green glass, sitting upon an applied ring base, the piriform body with a cylindrical neck rising to a collared rim - formed by folding down and in. The applied handle is turned in at the neck and folded back upon itself to great effect. An applied trail further decorates the neck.

An exceptional piece of ancient glass.

There is no other material that endures the ages so beautifully as glass; it not only survives, but is truly enhanced by the passing of time. Iris, the Greek goddess of the rainbow lends her name to the word for this effect; iridescence. The subtle shades achieved on this example are particuarly attractive.

Compare a smaller and inferior Roman glass jug that sold recently at Christies New York.

Large Ancient Roman Green Glass Oinochoe Jug - 150 AD. A beautiful large Roman glass oinochoe or jug, dating to the 2nd to 4th century AD. Here we see one of the most elegant and refined vessel shapes found in ancient glass. Free blown of light green glass, sitting upon an applied ring base, the piriform body with a cylindrical neck rising to a collared rim - formed by folding down and in. The applied handle is turned in at the neck and folded back upon itself to great effect. An applied trail further decorates the neck. An exceptional piece of ancient glass. There is no other material that endures the ages so beautifully as glass; it not only survives, but is truly enhanced by the passing of time. Iris, the Greek goddess of the rainbow lends her name to the word for this effect; iridescence. The subtle shades achieved on this example are particuarly attractive. Compare a smaller and inferior Roman glass jug that sold recently at Christies New York.

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