© Sadberk Hanım Museum

Name of Object:



Istanbul, Turkey

Holding Museum:

Vehbi Koç Foundation Sadberk Hanim Museum


AD Mid 1st century – 2nd century

Type of object:


Museum Inventory Number:

SHM 4964-HK 435

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Glass; free blown, applied handle


Height: 20.80cm; Diameter of rim: 7.50cm

Period / Dynasty:

Roman Imperial


Balıkesir region


The flagon is made of transparent light green glass. It has a high-bellied form with high, wide tapering neck and rounded shoulder. It has broad rim folded out, down, up and out. The ring base is slightly concave at the centre. There is a thick handle with three ribs on the outer surface and a fold on top squeezed up against rim. Pontil mark on the base. Some lime encrustation and milky weathering. Intact. Formerly in the collection of Hüseyin Kocabaş.

Current Owner:

Hüseyin Kocabaş (as a collector)

How date and origin were established:

By stylistic analysis and material dating

How Object was obtained:

Purchased from a private collection.

Selected bibliography:

Akat, Y., Firatli, N. and Kocabaş, H., Hüseyin Kocabas Koleksiyonu Cam Eserler Katalogu / Catalogue of Glass in the Hüseyin Kocabaş Collection, Istanbul: Arkeoloji ve Sanat, 1984: 60, no. 184.
Hayes, J.W., Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Musuem, Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1975.
Isings, C., Roman Glass from Dated Finds, Groningen -Djakarta: Archaeologia Traiectina, II, 1957.
Lightfoot, C. S. and Arslan, M. (eds), Ancient Glass of Asia Minor: The Yüksel Erimtan Collection, Ankara: Ünal Ofset, 1992.
Uygun, D. and Özden Gerçeker, S., Kadim Çağlardan İzler. Sadberk Hanım Müzesi Koleksiyonu / Traces of Ancient Ages. Sadberk Hanım Museum Collection, Istanbul: Sadberk Hanım Museum, Vehbi Koç Vakfı, 2013: 254, no.136.

Citation of this web page:

Senem Özden Gerçeker "Flagon " in MWNF GALLERIES , Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;DGA;tr;Mus42;7;en&id=glass

Prepared by: Senem Özden Gerçeker
Copyedited by: Monica Allen

MWNF Working Number: TUR2_007