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Glass bottle in the shape of a bird

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.140
Not on view
Translucent cobalt blue.
Long, solid, rounded beak; head projecting forward and slightly upward, attached to tubular neck that merges with long, plump body.
Broken, with back part of body and tail missing; pinprick and a few larger bubbles, some inclusions; dulling and iridescent weathering on all surfaces and broken edges.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1304, p. 181, pl. 246.8.

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