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Overall H: 14 cm, W: 8.4 cm; Rim Diam: 4.1 cm
Not on Display
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Brownish yellow, transparent glass; mold-blown, applied. Square bottle, but junctions of sides are rounded; notably lopsided, with neck off-center. Rim outsplayed, with rounded lip; neck short, cylindrical; shoulder slopes, with rounded edge and no overhang; wall straight, curving in at bottom; base plain, with low kick; pontil mark. Wall decorated in relief on all four sides with head. All are similar, but not identical. They are shown frontally in prominent relief, but with details indistinct; tops of heads are domed, with horizontal band (fillet?) across forehead and with hair apparently dressed to cover ears; face has circular depressions indicating eyes, straight, rather bulbous nose, and short, horizontal depression indicating mouth. Single trail dropped on to bottom of neck, then would spirally in seven revolutions, terminating at outside of lip.
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
Glass from the Ancient World
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Verres Antiques de la Collection R.W. Smith
Musee de Mariemont 1954 through 1954
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, pp. 123-124, #1093; BIB# 58895
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 208-209, #416; BIB# 27315