Head flask

Head flask

Head flask

A mold-blown flask with the body in the form of a human head. Head flasks were popular in the Roman Empire, and examples were made from the first to fourth centuries A.D. Vessels decorated with two faces placed back to back are sometimes known as “janiform” head flasks (from Janus, the spirit of doorways, who was represented as a double-faced head).

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