SMALL ANCIENT ROMAN BOTTLE WITH TRAILING
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Measurements: 7.2 cm – height, 3.6 cm – width
Description: A small green glass bottle, displaying some silvery iridescence. From the short conical body a short tubular neck widens slightly to its opening. The base is slightly concave underneath. The bottle features trailing decoration, achieved by winding molten glass threads onto the body of the hot vessel in a spiral. The irregular space between individual lines affirms that this glasswork is uniquely handmade.
Reference: Hayes, J. W., Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in Royal Ontario Museum, 1975, nos. 220, 622.
Period: 4th century AD
Condition: Extremely fine, intact, variegated iridescence throughout, minor encrustations on neck and amongst trailing decoration.