Bottle

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Object Name: 
Bottle
Accession Number: 
59.1.130
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 17 cm, Diam: 9.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
200-399
Primary Description: 
Pale bluish green transparent; blown, wheel-cut and polished. Bottle: globular. Rim collar-like, made by folding down and up; neck tall and cylindrical, with very slight constriction at bottom; base narrow, slightly concave; no pontil mark. Decorated on neck and wall with continuous wheel-cut grooves. On neck: three horizontal grooves (W. 0.2 cm), including one at constriction. On upper shoulder: one horizontal groove (W. 0.1 cm). Between groove on upper shoulder and lower wall: five groups of grooves, each group consisting of one relatively deep groove (W. 0.4 cm) flanked on either side by one narrower groove (W. 0.1 cm); one group of grooves is horizontal and runs around wall at its greatest diameter; other four groups are equidistant and describe great circles around body, with highest points on shoulder and lowest points near base; together, these five groups describe sixteen triangles arranged in four rows, two above and two below greatest diameter; top and bottom rows each contain four relatively large, curvilinear triangles; other rows contain four smaller, more or less straight-sided triangles. Glass contains a few bubbles, mostly small.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 253-254, #433; p. 372, #433; BIB# 58895