Glass rectangular bottle
- Mid Imperial
- 2nd century A.D.
- Glass; mold-blown
- H.: 5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
- Accession Number:
Translucent deep blue green; handles in same color.
Rim folded out, round and in, with broad, flattened upper surface; cylindrical neck, slightly tapering downward, with horizontal tooling marks around the base; horizontal shoulder with rounded corners; rectangular body with flat sides, tapering downward on short sides; thick, concave bottom with circular pontil scar; two broad handles, each with three ribs, applied as a long pad to short edge of shoulder, drawn up vertically, then bent in and down, and attached to neck with upward trail extending to underside of rim.
Intact, except for one weathered chip in rim; pinprick and a few larger bubbles; dulling and pitting, thin patches of weathering on exterior, and greater iridescence on interior.
Rectangular two-handled bottle with round neck.