Bottle with Woven Cover

Object Name: 
Bottle with Woven Cover

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Object Name: 
Bottle with Woven Cover
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 25.2 cm; Body W: 12.5 cm; Rim Diam: 8.6 cm
On Display
200-299 or later
Web Description: 
This bottle was probably found in Egypt, where the dry climate preserves ancient organic materials that rarely survive in wetter conditions. The woven cover likely protected the bottle from breakage.
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
Primary Description: 
(Bottle) Yellowish green, transparent glass; (cover) straw-colored to dark brown; (bottle) blown, applied ; (cover) woven, twined, and tied. Bottle: square, with one handle. Rim outsplayed and flattened to form horizontal flange, with uneven horizontal trail applied to underside; neck cylindrical, wider at bottom than at top; sloping shoulder, with rounded edge; wall vertical; base obscured by cover. Strap handle dropped onto shoulder near edge, drawn up and in, and attached to underside of rim. Cover also has one handle. It consists of leaves or strips of leaves (W. about 0.7 cm) woven around bottle in continuous spiral with herringbone pattern that begins at center of base and continues at least to mid-point of neck. Handle has two spirally twisted strands of three-ply twine; its lower end is tied to cover at shoulder.