Glass flask


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent blue green.

Rounded rim with folded projecting ridge below; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, slightly expanding downwards; narrow, pushed-in shoulder; globular body; concave bottom.

On body, shallow ribs descending in a spiral from right to left from shoulder to mid-point down side, then fading below.

Intact; some pinprick and slanting elongated bubbles; dulling, limy encrustation, creamy brown weathering, and iridescence.

Glass flask, Glass, Roman

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