Roman Glass Bottle

globular glass

Italy or Near East, 1st - 5th century C.E.

(HFMA# 2004.069.009, gift of Elke and Richard Brockway)

A beautiful example of ancient glass, which is currently identified as Roman (circa first to third century C.E.), but which may be early Byzantine, circa late fifth century C.E. It is a globular flask with a funnel neck, and a base consisting of a folded, stemmed foot (which appears to contain a lead ring)--a probable indication of a later date.

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