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Glass globular bottle

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 11 3/16 in. (28.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.128
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent blue green.
Rounded, slightly outsplayed, vertical rim, with hollow horizontal flange below, made by folding; slender cylindrical neck, expanding downwards; pushed-in shoulder; broad globular body; concave bottom.
Intact; few bubbles; creamy weathering and iridescence.

Large, globular, with long neck, colored blown glass.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 1520, p. 202, pl. 267.1, Paris.

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