Oil Flask

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Oil Flask
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Overall H: 9.9 cm, Diam (max): 9.3 cm; Handle W: 8.5 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Translucent yellowish-green glass with small bubbles; blown; handles applied. Globular shape body; rim turned out, down and in to form sloping undercut rim; short cylindrical neck; two handles applied to shoulder, drawn upward and inward to top of neck, then pulled down neck and onto bottom of trail, which was tooled; attached to each handle, bronze ring, about 3.5 cm diameter, made by bending length of wire into circle held in place by twisting the overlapping ends; rings receive U-shaped bronze handle with molded terminals which are bent back along the arms of the U; handle has square cross-section; rounded base.
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 201, #351; p. 361, #351; BIB# 58895
Glass Capturing the Dance of Light (1993) illustrated, p. 62, bottom;
Roman Glass from Dated Finds (1957) pp. 78-81; BIB# 19553