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Glass flask

Late Imperial
3rd–4th century A.D.
Glass; blown and cut
H.: 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
Colorless, with pale greenish tinge.
Plain, vertical, knocked-off rim; conical neck, with horizontal tooled indent at base; elongated piriform body; tubular, splayed foot applied to rounded bottom.
Bands of horizontal wheel-abraded lines on neck and body (four on neck, six on body, unevenly spaced).
Intact; few bubbles; dulling, iridescence, and large areas of creamy brown weathering.
Said to be from Sidon, Phoenicia (Saida, Lebanon)

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