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Glass bottle with three feet

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
ca. 4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
H. 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.21.180
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent purple; handles probably in same color.
Plain, thick, vertical rim; cylindrical neck with tooled horizontal indent around base; body in a broad, horizontal lentoid shape; three feet pinched out from lower body in splayed broad pads; pushed-in bottom; two dolphin handles applied to top of body, drawn up side to lower part of neck, then folded out and downwards, and trailed off over other end.
Intact; a few bubbles; dulling, pitting, patches of thick creamy and white weathering, and iridescence.
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