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Unguent bottle
2nd century CE-early 3rd century CE

Medium
glass
Measurements
16.3 × 9.0 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
Eastern Mediterranean (Cyprus / Syria)
Accession Number
3433B-D3
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mr Frank R. Jeffery, 1933
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Green bottle with a rim outsplayed to a flange, tooled upwards and inwards and flattened by pressure on top to form a hollow, tubular rim, a cylindrical neck expanding slightly downwards, a convex-sided triangular body and a flat base, still somewhat convex and rendering the vessel unstable. The vessel is blown but no pontil mark.