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Flat-bodied flask
4th century CE

Medium
glass
Measurements
11.3 × 7.8 × 5.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Syria
Accession Number
D28-1971
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the Australian Institute of Archaeology, 1967
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Wine-coloured flask with an outsplayed rim and lip folded upwards and inwards, a cylindrical neck deeply constricted at the base and a circular body in vertical section with flattened sides. The base is slightly flattened by pressure. The vessel is blown, showing a pontil mark, and the sides are flattened by pressure.