Bird-shaped Vessel (160)

Bird-shaped Vessel
Bird-shaped Vessel
Bird-shaped Vessel - Technique
Stop Number: 
160

Roman Empire; possibly Northern Italy; possibly Rhineland
First century A.D.
Glass
H: 6 cm, L: 11.7 cm
(66.1.223)

This was an ancient Roman form of packaging. It was filled with perfume, then the tail was sealed by heating it in a flame. To extract the perfume, the user broke off the tip of the tail.