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Glass globular bottle

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 4 5/16 in. (11 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.131
Not on view
Colorless.
Slanting, vertical, vertical rim with slight inner lip on one side; funnel-shaped neck with broad inset above base, then flaring out to slightly pushed-in shoulder; broad globular body; pushed-in bottom.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; dulling, iridescence, and creamy weathering on exterior, some soil encrustation and weathering on interior.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1687, p. 225.

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