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Glass flask

Mid Imperial
3rd–4th century A.D.
Roman, Syrian
Glass; blown in a dip mold
Overall: 7 7/8in. (20cm)
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
Not on view
Colorless with grey green tinge.
Everted rim, folded over and in; funnel-shaped mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding slightly downwards; tall conical body, with straight side, then curving in to pushed-in bottom.
Body decorated in relief with numerous faint vertical ribs, which extend from below neck to undercurve, fading towards bottom.
Intact; some bubbles; dulling and faint iridescence on exterior, large patches of creamy brown weathering on interior.
Said to be from Syria

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