Sunday, August 16, 2009
Detail of face at handle base...
Silver Strainer with Snake Handles (Or are they duck heads?)
Greek, 350-300 BCE
Glass, Roman, CE, 200-300
Height- 5 5/8 in (14.2 cm)
(From info card)|
"The artisan who created this striking vessel did so in a surprisingly short period of time, probably less than twenty minutes. After the flask's body was inflated, hot trails - threads of white and blue glass - were applied to the surface in a snakelike pattern. The meandering colored trails complement and accentuat the flask's rounded shaped."
(From _Handbook of Antiquities Collection_)
Wine Cup with Scenes of Bacchus and Ariadne
Cameo glass skyphos (drinking cup)
Roman, 25 BCE - 25 CE
Height 4 1/8 in (10.5cm), Diam. 4 1/8 in (10.6cm)
(I cropped off a bit of its base in my photo)
© Joan Lansberry