Glass bottle in the shape of a fish


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent pale blue green; applied trails and blobs in same color.
Tubular body, tooled at front to form open mouth, and drawn up and pressed flat at back to form solid tail.
Tail tooled into three vertical fins; a long trail applied along top to form a dorsal fin; two blobs applied to sides of head as eyes; two tooled blobs applied at sides of body as small fins; two smaller blobs applied at back below tail as other fins, and a small blob applied to front of base of tail.
Intact, but some internal cracks in body and small weathered chips in back edge of tail; some pinprick bubbles; dulling, iridescent weathering, and soil encrustation on interior.

In the form of a fish with fins.

Glass bottle in the shape of a fish, Glass, Roman

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