Barrel-shaped Flask, 1st century CE

  • Roman

Glass

  • Framed: Overall (object): 2 13/16 × 1 7/16 × 1 11/16 inches (7.1 × 3.7 × 4.3 cm) Mount (base with wire armature): 2 3/4 × 2 × 2 inches (7 × 5.1 × 5.1 cm)

Founders Society Purchase with funds from the Volunteer Committee and the Ancient Art General Fund

1988.22

On View

  • Ancient Greek and Roman S2BB

Department

Greco-Roman and Ancient European

  • Mold-blown glass
  • Glass
  • Flask (bottle)
  • Octagonal
  • Roman

Provenance

(Donna Jacobs Gallery, Ltd., Birmingham, Michigan, USA); 1988-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Slough, Penelope W. “The Art of Ancient Glass.” Bulletin of the DIA 79, no. 1/2 (2005): ill. 38, fig. 6.

Rights Status

Roman, Barrel-shaped Flask, 1st century CE, glass. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase with funds from the Volunteer Committee and the Ancient Art General Fund, 1988.22.