Roman Blown glass Tear Shaped Bottle with Cut Banding

An Eastern Imperial Roman free blown clear glass tear shaped bottle with a tubular neck and inverted rolled rim. There is engraved wheel cut banding over the entire vessel. Intact, with pearlescent iridescent patina.

3d - 4th Century AD

Height: 18.7 cm. (7 3/8 in.)

Width: 8 cm. (3 1/8 in.)


Ex: private Near Eastern collection of Mnsr. Z.H. (d. 2015), by descent from his father (d. 1955). Property of Antiquarium, Ltd., New York, acquired in New York from Mnsr. Z.H. 1992.

Comparandum: Kunina, Nina ; Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection (St. Petersburg, 1997) no.213