Glass mosaic bottle
Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
1st half of 1st century A.D.
Glass; cast and blown, and tooled
H.: 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm)
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Translucent honey brown and opaque white.
Everted, slightly beveled rim with angular outer lip; cylindrical neck, tapering downward, with tooling indents around top below rim; squat globular body; slightly concave bottom.
Marbled mosaic pattern formed from sections of a single cane in a brown ground with white parallel lines in a irregular zigzag pattern.
Intact; dulling, slight pitting, whitish iridescent weathering, and inside neck and body soil encrustation.
Rotary grinding marks on exterior.
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