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Double Head Flask

Artist: Unknown Roman Artist Primary
2nd century
Dimensions: 3.44 x 2.06 in. (8.73 x 5.24 cm)
Object Type: Vessel
Creation Place: Europe
Medium and Support: Glass
Credit Line: Lent by the Yale University Art Gallery, Bequest of Florence Baiz Van Volkenburgh in memory of her husband Thomas Sedgwick Van Volkenburgh, B.A. 1866.
Accession Number: L2020.05.08
On View: Bellarmine Hall Galleries


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second century
Century in the proleptic Gregorian calendar including the years 100 to 199 (or 101 to 200).
Containers designed to serve as receptacles for a liquid or other substance, usually those of circular section and made of some durable material; especially containers of this nature in domestic use, employed in connection with the preparation or serving of food or drink, and usually of a size suitable for carrying by hand.
public domain
Land owned and controlled by the state or federal government. Also, the status of publications, products, and processes that are not protected under patent or copyright.
An amorphous, inorganic substance made by fusing silica (silicon dioxide) with a basic oxide; generally transparent but often translucent or opaque. Its characteristic properties are its hardness and rigidity at ordinary temperatures, its capacity for plastic working at elevated temperatures, and its resistance to weathering and to most chemicals except hydrofluoric acid. Used for both utilitarian and decorative purposes, it can be formed into various shapes, colored or decorated. Glass originated as a glaze in Mesopotamia in about 3500 BCE and the first objects made wholly of glass date to about 2500 BCE.

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