Glass flask

Roman, Syrian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent pale green; trails and pontil pad in translucent turquoise blue.
Slightly thickened, rounded, vertical rim; slender funnel-shaped neck; elongated piriform body; splayed, tubular foot, made by folding; small, convex bottom with central hollow containing pontil pad; four handles applied as long vertical trails, evenly spaced around body, drawn up to top of body, then tooled out into three vertical loops, and trailed off on neck towards rim.
On neck, single trail applied as a round pad below rim and wound round in an irregular spiral ten times; handles applied over spiral trail, with long trails decorated with tooled notches.
Intact; few bubbles; dulling, soil encrusted root marks covering body, and patches of iridescent weathering on handles.

Glass flask, Glass, Roman, Syrian

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