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Glass miniature one-handled bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.102
Not on view
Colorless; handle in same glass.
Slightly uneven rim folded out, down, and round, with flattened top surface; cylindrical neck, tooled in around base; sloping shoulder; ovoid body, tapering to solid, drawn-out knob base; fine rod handle applied as a pad to shoulder, drawn up vertically, then turned in and pressed onto neck with upward trail, pinched off along top of handle.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles; dulling, slight pitting, and creamy yellow iridescent weathering.

The shape of the bottle echoes that of a Greek amphora, and it is possible that it originally had two handles.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1435, p. 195, pl. 255.2.

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