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Glass bottle with marvered trails

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D. or later
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown, trailed, and marvered
Dimensions:
H.: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
1972.118.181
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent deep purple; trails in opaque white and yellow.
Thick rim, folded out, down, round, and in, forming slight constriction around mouth, with slightly conical beveled upper surface; cylindrical neck with tooled indent around base; conical body, curving in at base; bottom slightly concave at center.
Two trails, one in white, the other in yellow, applied at rim and wound in a spiral down neck and side, the yellow trail ending around edge of bottom and the white ending in a loop across bottom; both marvered and tooled into an irregular zigzag pattern.
Intact, except for one small chip in rim and weathering of trails; some bubbles; pitting, dulling, and faint iridescent weathering.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1961. Ancient Art from New York Private Collections: Catalogue of an Exhibition Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, December, 17, 1959-February 28, 1960. no. 298, p. 77, pl. 100, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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