Glass flask with elaborate looped handles

Roman, Syrian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent blue green; handles and trails in same color.
Thick rim folded out, over, and in, flattened on top; tall, slightly concave neck, with tooling indent around base; sloping shoulder; side tapering downwards and curving in to low, conical pedestal; tubular base with rounded edge, made by folding; kick in bottom with circular pontil scar; four rod handles applied in claw pads over trail decoration to middle of neck, drawn out, turned down vertically, and trailed off on top edge of body; four trails attached to handles at point where they bend down, drawn across from left to right in a large upward loop, and applied to top of next handle.
Single trail applied in a small pad near base of neck, drawn up and wound round in a spiral 27 times, ending at rim.
Intact; some bubbles in handles; dulling, limy encrustation, and small patches of iridescent weathering.

Glass flask with elaborate looped handles, Glass, Roman, Syrian

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