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Glass flask

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 7 1/2 in. (19 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.121
Not on view
Translucent pale green.
Thick vertical rim with everted lip, partially folded over and in; conical neck joining imperceptibly with broad piriform body; low solid foot ring; large central kick in bottom, with trace of pontil mark.
Intact; small patches of pitting and iridescence weathering on exterior, soil encrustation, weathering, and brilliant iridescence on interior.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1513, p. 202, pl. 265.5.

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