Bottles of this form were designed for the storage and transport of liquids and other foodstuffs across the Roman Empire. For a detailed discussion cf. 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.
Condition: Missing its rim but otherwise completely intact (no cracks). Iridescent weathering.
Dimensions: 12cm x 8cm approx.
Provenance: Ex. private collection, UK.