Mercury Bottle

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Object Name: 
Base of 4-sided Bottle
Title: 
Mercury Bottle
Accession Number: 
66.1.161
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2.9 cm, W: 6.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
100-299
Primary Description: 
Translucent pale green glass; mold-blown. Four-sided bottle with vertical side and flat base; in relief on base, standing figure, body apparently naked, with winged helmet, right arm extended with object suspended from right hand, left arm at side, slightly bent; single capital letter in each corner, clockwise from top left, "M C R H".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
1966
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) illustrated, p. 91, pl. 578; BIB# 58895