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Glass flask

Late Imperial
4th century A.D.
Glass; blown, tooled, and cut
H.: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
Colorless with pale greenish tinge,
Knocked-off, uneven rim; funnel-shaped neck; narrow, horizontal shoulder; globular body; small, pushed-in bottom.
On body, three horizontal rows of prunts (nine in top row, ten in middle, and eleven in bottom); above, around top of body; a single horizontal wheel-abraded line.
One large weathered chip in rim and top of neck; bubbles, some large, in body, and blowing striations; dulling, pitting, and faint creamy weathering on exterior, soil encrustation and brilliant iridescent weathering on interior.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1254, p. 174, pl. 235.4.

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