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

Medium
glass
Measurements
8.9 × 5.4 cm
Accession Number
1447-D5
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1966
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Green dropper flask with an outsplayed rim forming a low funnel, the lip moulded in the flame, a short, cylindrical neck, very deeply tooled in at bottom to form a dropper opening, a globular body and a flat base. The body is decorated with a network design consisting of three horizontal lines of twelve squares, each with a central dot, above and below which is a border formed by a six-fold curving line with a dot in each concave curve. The neck is free blown and the body is blown in a two-piece mould (marks prominent) which produced the finished design; pontil mark.