CYLINDRICAL ONE-HANDLE BOTTLE WITH POLISHED ORNAMENTS

Roman (last quarter 1st to first quarter of the 2nd century AD)

Cylindrical one-handle bottle with polished ornaments. Eastern Mediterranean region, maybe from Asia Minor. Freely blown and processed with tools. The strip handle is joined, no tack seam. Coating inside.
The slight curvature of the body suggests freely blown glass. Comparable pieces of such low bottles with collar and polished ornaments are mainly known from Minor Asia. In that region primarily from Ephesus and the vicinity of Bahkesir, as well as from Adana and vicinity. The folded collar is also found in Pergamon.

This type is found freely blown as well as blown into a mould. The latter suggests mass production. The low size was originally a storage vessel, suitable for storing of dry food and liquids. In the western part of the empire such bottles often ended up being re-used as urn for ashes.

While this type is almost not found in Syria, Jordan and Palestine, a difference is made between the western bottles blown into a mould, and the freely blown bottles in the eastern Mediterranean region.

PRICE
sold

HEIGHT
14 cm

CONDITION
intact

ORIGIN
Private collection France

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