11 June 2003
A ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE
Circa Second Half of the 1st Century A.D.
Yellow-green in color, free-blown with a large spherical body and slightly tapering cylindrical neck, the rim folded down, up, out and in, on a concave base, the body with five wheel-cut horizontal bands grouped as two, three and one alone
8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm) high
S.K. Heninger, North Carolina, 1960s
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For a similar example see no. 214 in Kunina, Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
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