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Glass bottle

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 9 7/16 in. (24 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.805
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent blue green.
Everted tubular rim, folded over and in; funnel-shaped mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downwards; broad but squat body with maximum diameter above mid-point; concave bottom.
Broken and repaired on one side of rim and mouth; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; dulling, pitting, and iridescent weathering.
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