A LATE ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE
Please refer to our stock # G.56 when inquiring.
Eastern Mediterranean, c. 4th Century CE
Used for the containment and serving of liquids, similar to a modern decanter, this bottle is free blown from pale green glass. The body is globular with a central indentation on the bottom, a byproduct of the blowing process. The neck is straight and cylindrical before flaring to form a funnel shaped mouth. This bottle is primarily undecorated with the exception of ribbing on the body of the vessel.
In excellent condition with natural patina present.
Similar examples in the Corning Museum of Glass (Accession# 72.8.1; Accession# 71.1.24)
Height: 19.5 cm (7.68 inches)
Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
David Whitehouse, “Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, Volume 1”, (Corning: 1997), p. 178; pl.312, pl. 313.
“Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels or gold.” (Job 28:17)