12 June 2002
A LATE ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE
Syria, Circa 4th Century A.D.
Light green in color, free-blown, the elongated piriform body on a pinched, pad base, with a tall cylindrical neck and rounded rim, a dark blue-green trailed ring applied below the rim and another low on the neck, and two dark blue-green loop handles attached just above the lower trailed ring, with ridged trails extending down the length of the body
7¼ in. (18.4 cm) high
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For a similar example see no. 404 (ill. 209) in Kunina, Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
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