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Dropper flask
3rd century CE-early 4th century CE

Medium
glass
Measurements
8.5 × 6.8 × 7.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
(Syria)
Accession Number
1388-D5
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1966
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
A green dropper flask with a broad, outsplayed rim with a fire-rounded lip, a cylindrical neck deeply tooled in at the bottom to form a dropper opening to an inverted piriform body with a flat base and raised feet. A thick, pale wine-coloured strengthening trail runs around the underside of the lip and the lower body exhibits a series of rough spiral lines of raised nipples, those on the base forming the 'feet' of the vessel. The vessel is blown and the nipples are tooled out of the wall with pincers; no pontil mark.