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Glass rectangular bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; mold-blown
Dimensions:
H.: 5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.26
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent deep blue green; handles in same color.
Rim folded out, round and in, with broad, flattened upper surface; cylindrical neck, slightly tapering downward, with horizontal tooling marks around the base; horizontal shoulder with rounded corners; rectangular body with flat sides, tapering downward on short sides; thick, concave bottom with circular pontil scar; two broad handles, each with three ribs, applied as a long pad to short edge of shoulder, drawn up vertically, then bent in and down, and attached to neck with upward trail extending to underside of rim.
Intact, except for one weathered chip in rim; pinprick and a few larger bubbles; dulling and pitting, thin patches of weathering on exterior, and greater iridescence on interior.

Rectangular two-handled bottle with round neck.
Until 1881, collection of Jules Charvet, Le Pecq, Île-de-France; 1881, purchased from J. Charvet by Henry G. Marquand; acquired in 1881, gift of Henry G. Marquand.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1879. La verrerie antique: déscription de la Collection Charvet. pp. 76-77, Le Pecq: Jules Charvet.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. pp. 215-6, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1895. The Terracottas and Pottery of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in Halls 4 and 15. p. 215-216, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Fremersdorf, Fritz. 1958. Die Denkmäler des römischen Köln: herausgegeben von der Archäologischen Gesellschaft und dem Römisch-Germanischen Museum Köln. Bd. 4: Das naturfarbene sogenannte blaugrüne Glas in Köln, Bd. 4. no. 170, p. 54, (text for pl. 125), Berlin: Archäologischen Gesellschaft und dem Römisch-Germanischen Museum Köln.

Fremersdorf, Fritz. 1961. Die Denkmäler des römischen Köln. Bd. 6. Römisches geformtes Glas in Köln., Die Denkmäler des römischen Köln, Bd. 6. no. 170, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co.

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