Glass globular bottle
- Late Imperial
- 3rd–4th century A.D.
- Glass; blown and cut
- H.: 5 7/8 in. (15 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
- Accession Number:
Colorless with light green tinge.
Vertical ground rim; cylindrical neck with slightly concave profile; globular body; round bottom, slightly flattened at center.
Deep-cut geometric decoration: on neck, two horizontal grooves below rim and a band of seven close-set horizontal grooves at mid-point; on body, at top and bottom, a pair of horizontal concentric grooves, two pairs of horizontal grooves above and below mid-point of side, and a pattern of 32 overlapping circles covering most of side.
Intact, but with minor internal cracks and surface chips; some pinprick bubbles; slight pitting and weathering on exterior, patches of whitish iridescent weathering on interior.