16 June 2006
A ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE
SYRO-PALESTINIAN, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Blue in color, mold-blown, with a horizontal band of tendril scrolls in the center of the body, framed above and below by tongues, the cylindrical neck free blown, the rim folded out then in, on a flat base, with applied opaque white twin vertical handles
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) high
German Private Collection, 1990s.
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For a similar example, perhaps from the same mold, see no. 56, p. 153 in Stern, The Toledo Museum of Art, Roman Mold-blown Glass, The First Through Sixth Centuries.
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