Flask

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Object Name: 
Flask
Accession Number: 
59.1.151
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.1 cm, Diam (max.): 5.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
200-399
Primary Description: 
Transparent yellowish colorless glass; mold-blown, two-part mold, rim reworked. Spheroid body; rim outsplayed, turned inward and downward; neck cylindrical with diaphragm at bottom on interior; sharp distinction between neck and shoulder, which descends in S-shaped curve; flat base. Mold-blown decoration on body: four heads, their hair mingling, each with different features and headdress or hairstyle, but all with plump cheeks and indented pupils; above heads, continuous wavy stem with trefoil leaves on short stalks above and bunches of three fruits (representing grapes ?) on short stalks below.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Venue(s)
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
 
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith: Kurpfalzischen Museum Heidelberg
Venue(s)
Kurpfalzischen Museum 1952-11 through 1953
Antikes Glas aus der Sammlung Ray Winfield Smith
Venue(s)
Museum Dahlem 1951-09 through 1951-11