12 December 2002
A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ANCIENT GLASS
A BYZANTINE GLASS BOTTLE
Circa 6th Century A.D.
Pale blue-green in color, free-blown, the spherical body with a long cylindrical neck, on a concave base, with blue trailing, a thick trail applied to the rim, a thin trail then wound spirally along the neck, the body with thin threads bordered above and below by thicker threads pinched vertically to form a spectacle pattern
7¾ in. (19.7 cm) high
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For a similar example in the Ernesto Wolf Collection see no. 163, p. 300 in Stern, Roman, Byzantine, and Early Medieval Glass, 10 BCE-700 CE.
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