Glass globular bottle


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169

Colorless with light green tinge.
Vertical ground rim; cylindrical neck with slightly concave profile; globular body; round bottom, slightly flattened at center.
Deep-cut geometric decoration: on neck, two horizontal grooves below rim and a band of seven close-set horizontal grooves at mid-point; on body, at top and bottom, a pair of horizontal concentric grooves, two pairs of horizontal grooves above and below mid-point of side, and a pattern of 32 overlapping circles covering most of side.
Intact, but with minor internal cracks and surface chips; some pinprick bubbles; slight pitting and weathering on exterior, patches of whitish iridescent weathering on interior.

Glass globular bottle, Glass, Roman

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