Roman Blown glass Tear Shaped Bottle with Cut Banding

An Eastern Imperial Roman free blown clear glass tear shaped bottle with a tubular neck and inverted rolled rim. There is engraved wheel cut banding over the entire vessel. Intact, with pearlescent iridescent patina.


3d - 4th Century AD


Height: 18.7 cm.     (7 3/8 in.)

Width: 8 cm.     (3 1/8 in.)

Ex: private Near Eastern collection of Mnsr. Z.H. (d. 2015), by descent from his father (d. 1955). Property of Antiquarium, Ltd., New York, acquired in New York from Mnsr. Z.H. 1992.





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