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Glass bottle

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
ca. 4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown, trailed, and cut
Dimensions:
Height (fragmentary): 5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm) Diameter: 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert L. Hermanos, 1998
Accession Number:
1998.377
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent blue green; trails in same color.
Everted, slightly thickened, and rounded rim; broad, flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, tooled in horizontally at base; large conical body, curving in below to thick, pushed-in bottom with central jagged pontil ring.
On underside of mouth, thick solid single trail; another trail wound round top of body 1 1/2 times; on body, ten bands of wheel-abraded lines, arranged in pairs and set at regular intervals down side.
Complete, but broken on one side and repaired with crack running around upper body; many bubbles, some large, a few glassy inclusions in body, and black impurities in trails; faint iridescence, slight whitish weathering on bottom in interior.
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