Glass bottle in the shape of an animal
ca. 3rd century A.D.
Glass; blown and tooled
width 6 5/16in. (16cm)
Colorless with yellowish tinge; trail and applied feet in same glass.Thick rim, folded over and in, with flattened upper lip; tubular neck, turned upwards; elongated ovoid body; pontil pad on bottom between ears and mouth; four broad pads applied in pairs on underside of body, tooled and pinched to look like feet.Single trail wound once around neck; around bottom, side pinched out to form two ears and projecting mouth.Intact; many pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; dulling, pitting, thick creamy weathering, and iridescence.
The animal is probably to be identified as a mouse.
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