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Glass mosaic bottle

Period:
Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
Date:
1st half of 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast and blown, and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1339
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent honey brown and opaque white.
Everted, slightly beveled rim with angular outer lip; cylindrical neck, tapering downward, with tooling indents around top below rim; squat globular body; slightly concave bottom.
Marbled mosaic pattern formed from sections of a single cane in a brown ground with white parallel lines in a irregular zigzag pattern.
Intact; dulling, slight pitting, whitish iridescent weathering, and inside neck and body soil encrustation.
Rotary grinding marks on exterior.
Eisen, Gustavus A. and Fahim Joseph Kouchakji. 1927. Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, Vol. 1. p. 187, pl. 43, bottom left, New York: W. E. Rudge.

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