Dropper Flask Shaped like Helmet

Object Name: 
Dropper Flask Shaped like Helmet

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Dropper Flask Shaped like Helmet
Accession Number: 
65.1.14
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12.8 cm, Diam (rim): 4.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 201-300
Primary Description: 
Transparent green glass; blown, tooled, applied. Inverted helmet-flask form; rim outsplayed, folded up, in and down; cylindrical neck, widely cut in at bottom to narrow opening; ovoid body with tooled crest of helmet on one side and underneath; pontil mark on crest. Trailed decoration: on neck, single horizontal trail; on body, vertical serrated trail extends from bottom of neck almost to crest, representing nose- guard; two shorter serrated trails indicate oval eye-holes; one each side of face, long serrated trail laid on in abstract curvilinear design.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Bustros, Ellie, Source
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Glass of the Caesars
Venue(s)
British Museum 1987-11-18 through 1988-03-06
Romisch-Germanisches Museum 1988-04-15 through 1988-10-18
Musei Capitolini 1988-11-03 through 1989-01-31
Corning Museum of Glass
Archaologischer Kalender 2016 (2015) illustrated, June-July;
Glass of the Caesars (1987) illustrated, p. 136, #65; BIB# 31831
Recent Important Acquisitions, 8 (1966) illustrated, pp. 130-131, #11;