An Iridescent Ancient Roman Glass Bottle

ca. 3rd – 4th century AD
2 3/4 inches high (7 cm.)
Intact, excellent iridescence and weathering
Part of an important ancient glass collection formed since the 1960s
Body cylindrical, rim horizontal flange with rounded edge, neck short connected to rounded shoulder.
cf: Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, Volume I, p. 176, no. 308; Isings form 102a; Stern (1977, pp. 77-80, no. 21) published similar bottle in the Fondation Custodia, Paris, and listed 29 parallels, most of which were found in the Eastern Mediterranean. Other similar examples: Hayes 1975, pp. 66-67, no. 200; Matheson 1980, pp. 82-83, nos. 221-223; Oliver 1980, p. 78, no. 83, and Verres antiques et de L’Islam, p. 126, nos. 328 – 331.


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