Head Flask

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Object Name: 
Head Flask
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 7.5 cm, W: 6.1 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Transparent light green glass; body probably blown in a three-piece mold. Flask with body in form of human head: male, beardless, with hair indicated by four or five horizontal layers of straight, rope-like strands, cut in fringe across forehead and back of neck; eyes with pupil indicated by depression; broad, flat nose with flaring nostrils; lips parted to show teeth.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) illustrated, pp. 68-69, pl. 539; BIB# 58895
Title Unknown (Glaswelt) (1958-06-11) pp. 10-11;
Rolf E. Rehfeld. 10 Jahre Glasgetsaltung (1957-06) pp. 10-11;
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 144-145, #288; BIB# 27315