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Glass globular bottle

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 9 in. (22.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.132
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent light purple.
Collared rim, folded out, down, round, and up, forming a thick flange around top of neck, then everted horizontally, with rounded lip and flat top surface; cylindrical neck, expanding slightly downwards, with horizontal tooled indent around base; concave shoulder; globular body; concave bottom.
Intact; pinprick and some larger bubbles, blowing striations, and a few black impurities; dulling and faint iridescent weathering.

Large, violet bottle with round body, slender neck, and heavy rim.
Said to be from Cyprus

Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 1518, p. 202, pl. 266, Paris.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. p. 126, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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