Glass bottle shaped like a bunch of grapes

Roman, Syrian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent honey brown.
Rim folded out, down, over, and up, with beveled outer lip; cylindrical neck with horizontal tooled indent around base; slightly pushed-in horizontal shoulder with hollow projecting roll below; ovoid body; low cylindrical base, with flat bottom. Pontil scar at center of bottom. Body blown into a three-part mold of two vertical sections, extending from base to shoulder, and a disk-shaped base section.
On body, a pattern of stylized grapes comprising eleven interlocking rows of twenty-two unevenly-spaced hemispherical knobs, and at top two indistinct leaves front and back between the mold seams, both on the same section of mold.
Intact; many bubbles; patches of dulling, limy weathering, and iridescence.

Glass bottle shaped like a bunch of grapes, Glass, Roman, Syrian

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