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Glass flask

Late Imperial
4th century A.D.
Glass; blown and tooled
H.: 3 15/16 in. (10 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1915
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent purple.
Rounded, slightly everted rim with hollow, folded flange below; cylindrical neck with slightly S-shaped profile and deep horizontal tooling indent around base; almost horizontal shoulder; squat bulbous body, curving in downward; small, slightly pushed-in bottom with central pontil indent.
On body, two uneven rows of pinched-out knobs.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles and prominent blowing striations; pitting, creamy brown weathering, and brilliant iridescence, with some soil encrustation on interior.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1915. "A Bequest of Mrs. Mary Anna Palmer Draper." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 10 (5): pp. 94-97.

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