Glass hexagonal bottle


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent deep blue green; handle in same color.
Rim folded out, down, round and in, with broad, flattened upper surface; cylindrical but slightly convex neck, with slight horizontal tooling marks around the base; slightly indented horizontal shoulder with rounded corners; hexagonal body with flat sides slightly tapering downward; thick, flat bottom; broad strap handle, combed on exterior surface, applied as a long pad to edge of shoulder, drawn up vertically, then bent in and down, and attached to neck with upward trail.
On bottom, pattern in relief from base mold, comprising a circle enclosing four inward-curving lines and a small central knob.
Intact; many pinprick and some larger bubbles; dulling and pitting, thin patches of weathering, and faint iridescence.

Hexagonal jug with round neck and broad rim; mark on bottom.

Glass hexagonal bottle, Glass, Roman

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