11 December 2003
A LARGE ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE
Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.
Pale green-blue in color, mold-blown, the tall body square in cross-section, the cylindrical neck with the rim folded out then in, with concentric circles on the slightly concave base and an applied strap handle
12½ in. (31.7 cm.) high
American Private Collection, 1960s.
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For related square bottles see nos. 322-323 in Whitehouse, Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Vol. I.
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