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Glass sprinkler flask

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown in a two-part mold
Dimensions:
H.: 3 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (7.6 x 6.4 x 3.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.239
Not on view
Translucent pale green with blue tinge.
Broad horizontal rim folded out, down, round, and in; cylindrical neck, with constriction at base; globular body; small concave bottom. Tow prominent mold seams run down sides of body.
On body, overlapping lozenge pattern of small raised knobs, indistinct at top and bottom.
Intact, except for two tiny holes in body; some bubbles; dulling, pitting of surface large bubbles, iridescence, and patches of encrusted weathering on exterior, encrustation and brilliant iridescent weathering on interior.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1127, p. 156, pl. 204.1.

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