Bottle

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Object Name: 
Bottle
Accession Number: 
68.1.5
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13.9 cm, W: 5.3 cm; Rim Diam: 5.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
500-799
Primary Description: 
Transparent pale green glass; mold-blown, rim reworked, handle applied. Tall hexagonal body; rim outsplayed, folded upward and inward; neck splays towards bottom; overhanging shoulder; base kicked, on pontil scar; ribbon handle, splayed at bottom, attached to shoulder and rim. Mold-blown decoration on body on all six panels, clockwise from below handle: (1) amphora with indeterminate motif above; (2) scallop shell with bird (inverted) and scallop shell above; (3) cross with three- branched arms, with quadruped (sideways) above; (4) amphora with shell-like body, with amphora with honeycomb body (inverted) above; (5) cross-hatching; (6) scallop shell with cross in aedicula with segmental arch above.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1968
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) illustrated, pp. 102-103, pl. 595; BIB# 58895
Recent Important Acquisitions, 11 (1969) illustrated, p. 110, #8; BIB# AI97754