12 June 2002
A ROMAN GLASS HEXAGONAL BOTTLE
Syro-Palestinian, Circa First Quarter of the 1st Century A.D.
Opaque white in color, mold-blown, the bulbous body with six rectangular panels framed by columns, each panel containing a figure of a vessel in relief, including hydriae, amphorae and kraters, fillets below suspended from the panels, with alternating fruits below each column, the shoulder with six pointed arches, each containing an ovoid object, on a low-footed base, the cylindrical neck flaring towards the mouth, the rim infolded
3 in. (7.6 cm) high
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For a similar example from a nearly identical mold in the Toledo Museum of Art see no. 15 in Stern, Roman Mold-blown Glass.
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