Late Roman Honey Glass Sprinkler

SKU G.0102
Circa

300 AD to 400 AD

Dimensions

3.25″ (8.3cm) high x 2.75″ (7.0cm) wide

Medium

Glass

Origin

Israel

Gallery Location

S Korea


 

Whose hand, we wonder, in the waning years of Rome’s greatness, grasped these slender handles to sprinkle the scented water within upon the world? Did that person admire, as we do, the graceful swirling patterns of the glass, the pleasing wholeness of its shape? This lovely object becomes a direct link to that ancient life, with whom we surely share–at the least–an appreciation for exquisite beauty.

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