Bottle

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Object Name: 
Bottle
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
50.1.34
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.3 cm; W (body): 10.1 cm; Diam (rim): 6.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
500-699
Primary Description: 
Translucent dark brown glass; mold-blown, multiple mold, rim reworked. Broad octagonal body, rim horizontal, outsplayed, folded upward and inward to narrow reworked mouth; short neck which tapers, then splays to merge with wide sloping shoulder; octagonal body with vertical side; flat base, rough pontil scar. Mold-blown decoration on all sides of body; on each side, sunken panel with frame of small depressions containing, clockwise: (1) menorah with tripod foot, shofar below; (2) stylized tree with depressions in angles of frame; (3) amphora; (4) not identified; (5) two concentric lozenges with central depression, and depressions in corners of frame; (6) stylized tree; (7) stylized palm (?) tree; (8) aedicula with schematic capitals and column bases, containing tree-like motif.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steuben Glass, Inc., Source
1950-10-01
Morgan, J. Pierpont, Former Collection
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Title Unknown (The Metropolitan Museum of Art-Morgan Collection)
Venue(s)
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Glass of the Caesars
Venue(s)
British Museum 1987-11-18 through 1988-03-06
Romisch-Germanisches Museum 1988-04-15 through 1988-10-18
Musei Capitolini 1988-11-03 through 1989-01-31
Corning Museum of Glass
 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) illustrated, pp. 103-104, pl. 596; BIB# 58895
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 33, #27; BIB# 33211
Glass of the Caesars (1987) illustrated, p. 177, #98; BIB# 31831
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, p. 32, #26 (lower left); BIB# 21161
Forgeries and Reproductions of Ancient Glass in Corning (1977) illustrated, pp. 56-57, fig. 40;