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    Vase,  Unknown maker, ; 3rd quarter, 4th century AD
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Artist Unknown maker
Title Vase
Date 3rd quarter, 4th century AD
Place Pella, Jordan
Medium Glass, mould-blown
Dims 94.0 x 7.8 cm
Collection National Gallery of Australia
AccNo 85.1217
  This small glass vase or flask, was excavated from the site of a Roman settlement at Pella, Jordan by a team from Sydney University and Wooster College. Made in the 4th century, it illustrates the refined style of glassmaking, resulting from technical achievements developed by the Romans since the 1st century. This object, like so much functional table glassware, was moulded from naturally-coloured greenish-blue glass