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Glass bottle

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
ca. 4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; rod formed and trailed
Dimensions:
H.: 7 1/16 in. (17.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.169
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent deep green, streaked with red; trails in opaque white.
Rim slightly everted and partially turned into mouth, flattened on top; tall, slender neck with slightly concave profile and horizontal tooled indent around the base; squat, biconical body; small bottom, slightly concave at center.
A thick single trail applied around edge of rim and flattened across top of rim; another trail applied around mid-point on neck as a coil, forming a thin projecting disk; a third trail applied to bottom edge of body as an outsplayed base ring.
Intact; bubbles and some gritty inclusions; dulling, surface pitting of bubbles, and faint iridescence.
Said to be from Cologne

Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 1314, p. 182, pl. 248.2, Paris.

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