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Glass two-handled bottle

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 5/8in. (11.8cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.21.170
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green; handles and trail in translucent turquoise blue.
Tubular rim, folded out, over, and in; tall, slightly concave cylindrical neck, with tooled horizontal indent around base; squat, bulbous body; pushed-in bottom with pontil mark; two handles applied in pads with tooled outward projections onto upper body, drawn up and curved in onto neck and trailed off vertically up neck with tooled projections above.
Around body a single trail applied horizontally in an irregular zigzag pattern.
Intact; bubbles and blowing striations; dulling, slight pitting, creamy brown weathering, and iridescence.
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