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Roman Glass Flask - GF.0312
Origin: Israel
Circa: 100 AD to 300 AD
Dimensions: 5" (12.7cm) high x 2.75" (7.0cm) wide
Collection: Classical
Medium: Glass

Additional Information: K
Location: Great Britain
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Time has robbed this glass vessel of its ancient contents, but has replaced them with a rich, silvery patina the color of moonlight on the sea. If perfume had a visual form equivalent to its scent, it would shimmer like the peacock hues on this flask. Such are the whims of time: something is lost, something entirely different but equally delightful is gained. We cannot help but feel a slight melancholy for the vanished world that created this vessel, but we are rewarded by the delicate patina only time could have given us. - (GF.0312)


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