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Roman Ribbed Glass Bottle, 1st-2nd Century AD

Roman Ribbed Glass Bottle, 1st-2nd Century AD


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Glass: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1443876
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Bernhard I. Muller, PhD
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Zurich, Switzerland

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 $480.00 
Translucent, pale green glass with seven vertical ribs along the piriform body.
Small constriction at the join to the cylindrical neck. The flared mouth with inward folded rim. Standing on a rounded base.
The surface with areas of silvery iridescence.
Similar bottles are commonly found in Roman Period funerary contexts and sometimes referred to as lacrimaria – tear containers.
Other denominations like unguentaria (oil container) or balsamaria (balsam container) reflect alternative assumptions about their use.
Glass
Roman, 1st-2nd century AD
H. 11 cm (4.3 in)
Two small fragments on the neck fixed. Fine condition with appealing iridescense.
Swiss private collection Edgar A. Mills, prior to 1956.

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