12 December 2002
A ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE
Syro-Palestinian, Circa 2nd Half of the 1st Century A.D.
Translucent aubergine and streaked natural green in color, mold-made, with a horizontal band of contiguous lozenges in raised outline in the center of the body, tongues on the upper and lower body, the cylindrical neck free-blown, the rim infolded, with green twin vertical handles
3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm) high
Tel Aviv Market, 1960s-1970s
Westchester Private Collection
Acquired by the current owner circa 1990
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For the type, see nos. 53-54 in Stern, Roman Mold-blown Glass.
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