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Dropper flask
4th century CE

9.0 × 7.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Eastern Mediterranean
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the Australian Institute of Archaeology, 1967
Gallery location
Not on display
Pale green dropper flask, the rim outsplayed, the lip folded inwards then tooled outwards and downwards to form a thick, strong rim, a short cylindrical neck, very deeply tooled in at bottom to form a narrow dropper opening, an ovoid body and flattened base with low pointed kick below. The body is decorated with eleven nipples drawn out to c.1.0 cm in length, a few unevenly placed, but most of them form two horizontal lines, one at the shoulder and one near the base. The flask is blown and the nipples are tooled with pincers; pontil mark.