Glass bottle with dolphin handles
- Late Imperial
- late 3rd–early 4th century A.D.
- Roman, Rhenish
- Glass; blown and cut
- H. 4 5/16in. (10.9cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
- Accession Number:
Colorless; handles in same glass.
Plain, vertical, cracked-off rim; slender cylindrical neck with slightly concave profile and horizontal indent around base; sloping shoulder; straight side to body, tapering downwards; almost flat bottom; two small handles applied in a pad to edge of shoulder, drawn over shoulder to base of neck, then folded back, up, and in, making a loop, and trailed off up neck.
Decoration comprises faint horizontal wheel-abraded lines: one band on neck below rim, and three groups on body, each containing two close-set bands.
Intact; bubbles, blowing striations, and some black impurities; dulling, iridescence, and whitish weathering, with a layer of soil on bottom of interior.
With tiny dolphin handles and slender neck.