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Roman Glass Bottle w/ Beautiful Iridescence

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 2nd to 4th century CE. A lovely mold-formed bottle made from translucent, pale blue-green glass with a flat ovoid base, a tall body with smooth walls and rounded sides, a pinched neck base leading to a tapering cylindrical neck, and an in-folded rim. The bottle has a utilitarian form which would likely have held scented oils, though it could have held substances for cooking. The exterior of the vessel boasts fabulous layers of silvery and rainbow-hued iridescence in a palette of bright colors. Size: 2.875" W x 6.8" H (7.3 cm x 17.3 cm).

Condition: Surface wear and abrasions commensurate with age, and some areas of light encrustations, otherwise intact and very good. Nice earthen deposits and fabulous silver and rainbow iridescence throughout.

Provenance: private Davis collection, Houston, Texas, USA

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