A scarce translucent pale blue Roman square glass bottle. Circa 1st - 3rd Century AD.
Short cylindrical neck, rounded shoulders, flat vertical sides, slightly concave bottom, broad strap handle. Missing rim but otherwise completely intact. Iridescent weathering.
Condition: Missing its rim but otherwise completely intact (no cracks). Iridescent weathering.
Dimensions: 12cm x 8cm approx.
Provenance: Ex. private collection, UK.
Roman square glass bottles were designed for the storage and transport of liquids and other foodstuffs across the Roman Empire. For a detailed discussion see F. D. Charlesworth, 'Roman square bottles', Journal of Glass Studies 8, p.26-40. These square glass bottles are hard to find roman antiquities for sale.
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