Bottle, Glass, Roman

Production date
4th Century CE
Country
Italy
State/Province
Sicily
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Object detail

Description
Transparent pale green glass bottle. Squat body, widest at the mid section. The neck is offset with a small collar attaching it to the body. The foot is formed by an outward fold in the glass. Pale green glass with some iridescence and white encrustation.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman
Production date
4th Century CE
Production place
Measurements
H115mm x W93mm x D93mm
Media/Materials description
Glass
History and use
Glassmaking has evolved through the centuries. Techniques have included inflating glass using a blowpipe (blown), using open moulds (casting), and covering a core with glass (core formed). Artists began to experiment with colour, design, patterns and inlays, which were added for special embellishment. Small imperfections are present - handles are not always level, the body may contain air bubbles, yet these lend uniqueness and charm to each item. Glass was often a luxury item.
Registration number
E40218

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