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Roman glass model boat from Aquileia

ref. : en.1030.2013 | 4 November 2013 | by Francis Leveque
verre | first half of Ier century AD
Aquilée (Aquileia), Italie du nord ( Italie )
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Cobalt blue cast glass model boat with a pointed prow and a raised stern; ground all over and decorated with cut lines on each side. The model represents a Roman cargo boat and it is likely that it served as a container.

Excavated/Findspot : Aquileia (Italy)

First half of the first century AD

- Length: 17.7 centimetres
- Height: 3.1 centimetres

Bequeathed by Felix Slade, previous collection : Alessandro Castellani


Bibliography :

  • H. Tait, Five Thousand Years of Glass, British Museum Presse, Londres , 1991, pl. 69