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Glass flask

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H. 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.69
Not on view
Colorless with slight greenish tinge.
Plain rounded rim; concave funnel neck; globular body, tapering downwards; kick in bottom with pontil scar; low tubular base ring.
Complete but one repaired crack in side of body; many pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; traces of soil encrustation, patches of whitish weathering, and iridescence.
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.
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.

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