11 December 2003
A ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE
Syro-Palestinian, Circa 1st Century A.D.
Translucent aubergine in color, mold-blown with a horizontal band of scrolling in raised outline in the center of the body, tongues above and below, the cylindrical neck free-blown, the rim folded in, with a single opaque yellow handle
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) high
Acquired by the current owner in the early 1980s.
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For the type see no. 55 in Stern, Roman Mold-blown Glass.
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