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Glass hexagonal bottle

Translucent blue green.

Thick rim, folded out, round, and in; tall cylindrical neck; sloping, slightly convex shoulder; squat body with hexagonal sides; low base with flat bottom.

Decoration in relief in three registers: on shoulder, six arches, each containing an unidentified domed object; on body, six square panels, divided by columns with capitals and bases, each containing an object: 1, a footed bowl; 2, a pine cone; 3, a footed jar with rounded objects (fruit ?) emerging from its rim; 4, (missing); 5, another pine cone; 6, a handled vase with conical lid; below, continuous band of twenty-two radiating upturned tongues; on bottom, raised broad circle around edge and dot at center.

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1st half of 1st century A.D.
Glass; mold-blown
10.5 x 6.4 x 2.5 cm
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Permanent collection