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Glass bottle

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Diam.: 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.807
Not on view
Translucent blue green.
Rim folded out, over, and in, and pressed into top of broad and deep, conical mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding slightly downward, with tooling marks around base; large, squat globular body; pushed-in bottom, flat at center.
Complete, but broken and restored around rim and mouth; few pinprick bubbles; deep pitting with areas of dulling, brilliant iridescence, and thick creamy weathering.
There is a tooled ridge running diagonally across on side of mouth, and two large tooled indents on side of upper body.
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