Bottle with Impressed Decorations

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 451

This bottle was created with a number of complex glass-working techniques. The piece was made in two parts that were joined at the horizontal seam. Decoration was impressed with tongs before the pieces were joined. The blue glass thread around the rim gives a spark of color to this otherwise transparent piece. The bottle’s decoration consists of repeating bulls-eyes, a pattern that was especially popular in decorating the surfaces of small bronze vessels.

Bottle with Impressed Decorations, Glass, greenish yellow; blown in two parts, impressed with tongs, applied blue rim

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