12 December 2002
A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ANCIENT GLASS
A BYZANTINE GLASS BOTTLE
Probably Palestinian, Circa 6th-Early 7th Century A.D.
Pale green in color, the spherical body with vertical ribbing, a very long cylindrical neck, flaring slightly to a U-shaped mouth and rounded rim, with a single ring of applied dark blue-green trailing around the neck just below the mouth, on a concave base
16¼ in. (41.3 cm) high
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For a similar example in the Ernesto Wolf Collection see no. 162, p. 299 in Stern, Roman, Byzantine, and Early Medieval Glass, 10 BCE-700 CE.
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