Glass bottle with indented side


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent blue green.
Everted, tubular rim, folded over and in; tall, slender neck with slightly concave profile; steeply sloping shoulder; side of body tapers downwards to outsplayed ridge around base; small, thick, diamond-shaped bottom with pontil scar.
On body, four deep vertical indents, forming a roughly square shape in section with projecting, rounded corners.
Intact; pinprick and some elongated bubbles, and glassy inclusions; faint dulling and iridescence on exterior, patches of thick soil encrustation and iridescent weathering on interior.

Greenish, with indented sides.

Glass bottle with indented side, Glass, Roman

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