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Middle Roman Imperial Period Glassware

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Middle Roman Imperial Period Glassware

Bowl with Base
Height: 4.6 cm, Diameter of Rim: 10 cm, Diameter of Base: 4.9 cm.
Found around Elmalı, Antalya.
Light blue-green, transparent glass, made by free-blowing. Has a round rim, an S-shaped body, a hollow base-ring, and a slightly concave bottom. The body is asymmetrical. There are some air bubbles in the glass. There is weathering on the exterior surface.
Date: The Early Roman Imperial Period, 1st -2nd century AD.
Similar Examples: C.Isings, 1957, p.58, form 42; C.Lightfoot, 1989, p.82, fig.2/1; M.Vanderhoeven, 1961, p.43, nr.43; G.Platz Horster, 1976, fig.152; Beat Rutti, 1991, p.106, pl-92, fig.2016 form AR 109.2.

Kaunos Bowl
Height: 6.5 cm, Diameter of Rim: 8.2 cm.
Found in the excavations in Kaunos in 1974. Excavation inventory number: 69/63.
Light blue transparent glass, made by free-blowing. Has a round rim, polished by fire. Body tapers inward at the belly and expands out to the flattened bottom. This is a drinking cup; height and diameter are almost equal. There are some air bubbles in the glass and weathering on the exterior surface.
Date: The Middle Roman Imperial Period, 2nd -3rd century AD.
Similar Examples: G.Platz Horster, 1976, p.82, fig.165; C.Isings, 1957, p.113, form 96; C.Lightfoot, 1992, p.71, fig.27.

Flat Bottom Bowl
Height: 7.2 cm, Diameter of Rim: 7.9 cm, Diameter of Body: 9.7 cm.
Found around Elmalı, Antalya.
Light blue, transparent glass, made by free-blowing. Has a flared, round, thick rim, a body that expands downward to the flattened bottom. There is some weathering and dullness and a few cracks on the exterior surface.
Date: The Middle Roman Imperial Period, 2nd -3rd century AD.
Similar Examples: Beat Rutti, 1991, p.101, fig.1980 form AR 103.

Vase
Height: 8.5 cm, Diameter of Rim: 4.5 cm.
Found in Marmaris.
Almost colourless light-yellow, transparent glass, made by free-blowing. Has an unshaped rim, a short concave neck, a conical body which expands downward to the bottom, a slightly concave bottom and a base-ring. There is a thick ornamental ribbon encircling the neck of the vase. There is weathering on the exterior surface. This may be a local product.
Date: The Middle Roman Imperial Period, 2nd -3rd century AD.
Similar Examples: O.Vessberg, 1952, Pl.IV 34; C.Lightfoot, 1989, p.87, nr.38, fig.4/2; Y.Akat – N.Fıratlı, 1984, p.37, nr.296, fig.140.

Globular-Bodied Jug
Height: 8 cm, Diameter of body: 5.5 cm.
Origin unknown.
Blue transparent glass, made by free-blowing. Has a broad, round flared tubular rim which is folded both in and out, a cylindrical neck, a squat globular body and a slightly concave flattened bottom. The handle, which was added later by drawing up molten glass from the shoulder, is ribbed and has a forked end. There is weathering on the exterior surface.
Date: The Middle Roman Imperial Period, 2nd -3rd century AD.
Similar Examples: C.Lightfoot, 1989, p.84, fig.27 2/5; Y.Akat – N.Fıratlı, 1984, p.36, fig.130; C.Ayabakan, 1990, p.49, photo 7.

One-Handled Jug
Height: 8 cm, Diameter of Body: 5.5 cm.
Origin unknown.
Light blue-green, transparent glass, made by free-blowing. Has an irregular round rim which has been folded both in and out, a neck which expands through to the body, a globular body and a deep bottom. The handle was added later. It has a gentle rounded curve and a forked end and is attached directly to the mouth of the jug. Some grooves have been made on the handle with a tool. There is weathering on the exterior surface.
Date: The Middle Roman Imperial Period, 2nd century AD.
Similar Examples: C.Lightfoot, 1992, p.92, fig.48.

One-Handled Jug
Height: 7.5 cm, Diameter of Belly: 5.2 cm.
Found in Yatağan.
Light blue-green, transparent glass, made by free-blowing. Has an irregular, round rim which has been folded both in and out, a neck which widens as it descends, a globular body and a pressed bottom. The single handle begins on the upper section of the body and, after making an elbow curve, is attached to the rim. The upper end of the handle is drawn up and pressed into a shape that serves as a finger rest. There are some air bubbles in the glass and weathering on the exterior surface.
Date: The Middle Roman Imperial Period, 2nd century AD.
Similar Examples: C.Lightfoot, 1992, p.93, fig.49.

Jug
Height: 11 cm, Diameter of Body: 8 cm.
Origin unknown.
Light blue-green, transparent glass, made by free-blowing. Has a funnel-shaped oval rim which is folded both in and out and a separate, second rim just below it. Has a straight cylindrical neck, a globular body and a concave bottom. The single handle was made by trailing up molten glass from the shoulder. Both ends of handle are forked and its curved edges are folded inward. The handle is attached to both the second ornamental rim and to the main rim. There is weathering on the exterior surface.
Date: The Middle Roman Imperial Period, 2nd century AD.
Similar Examples: O.Vessberg, 1952, p.125, Pl.V/5; C.Lightfoot, 1992, p.56, fig.20.

Jug
Height: 11 cm, Diameter of Bottom: 8.5 cm.
Origin unknown.
Light blue-green, transparent glass, made by free-blowing. Has a spouted, oval-shaped rim which is folded both in and out, with one glass ring on the rim and another heavier one just below it. It has a short, straight cylindrical neck, a globular body and a concave bottom. The handle was made by trailing molten glass from the shoulder and after the curve, attaching it to both the ornamental second ring and to the rim of the jug. The handle was folded in two and then pressed together. The embellishment on the neck of the jug was made by welding two separate rings of glass together. There is weathering on the exterior surface.
Date: The Middle Roman Imperial Period, 2nd century AD.
Similar Examples: Beat Rutti, 1991, p.173, fig.4110 form AR 172.1.

Miniature Bottle
Height: 3.9 cm, Diameter of Rim: 3.7 cm, Diameter of Belly: 3.6 cm.
Origin unknown.
Light blue, transparent glass, made by free-blowing. Has a tubular-shaped rim that has been folded in and out and then flattened into a horizontal surface, a conical body and a flattened bottom. It is known in the literature as a miniature jar.
Date: The Middle Roman Imperial Period, 2nd -3rd century AD.
Similar Examples: M.Stern, 1989, p.602, photo 11; M.Vanderhoeven, 1961, p.95, fig.105; C.Isings, 1957, p.88, form 68; C.Lightfoot, 1992, p.213, fig.141-142; Beat Rutti, 1991, p.107, form AR 113, Pl.93.