Two-handled Flask

Unknown3rd–4th century A.D.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Free-blown flask of dark blue glass. Its spherical body with a flattened base is decorated with lathe-cut circles. The cylindrical neck ends with a disk-like rim. Two small white handles have been applied at the middle of the neck and drawn down to the shoulder. The flask was reassembled with some fills on the body.


  • Title: Two-handled Flask
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 3rd–4th century A.D.
  • Location Created: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Physical Dimensions: 9.5 × 6.9 cm (3 3/4 × 2 11/16 in.)
  • Type: Flask
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Glass
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 2003.350
  • Culture: Roman
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Vessels (Containers)

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