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Glass flask

Late Imperial
4th–5th century A.D.
Glass; blown and trailed
H.: 3 1/8 in. (8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent pale green; trails in same color.
Uneven, slightly thickened rim with plain vertical lip; funnel-shaped neck; conical shoulder; squat body with convex side; deep kick in bottom.
Thick trail wound once around upper neck; on body, two trails applied in wavy lines and pinched together where they overlap, forming an open cable pattern.
Intact, but large crack around edge of bottom; some bubbles; dulling, iridescence, creamy and black weathering, and patches of reddish encrustation.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 1294, p. 180, pl. 245.2, Paris.

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