“Sidonian” bottle in the shape of a head - ROM2009_10656_8

ROM2009_10656_8

“Sidonian” bottle in the shape of a head

Medium:Mould-blown glass
Geography: Syria
Date: about 200-300 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
Dimensions:
24.7 x 9.5 x 1.8 cm
Object number: 950.157.90
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Helen Norton
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Rome and the Near East
Description

The body of this bottle was blown in a two-part mould to form the head. With close examination glass blowning spirals can be seen in the tubular neck and pad-like base indicating that these sections were not made in a mould but free-blown.

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