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Ancient Art

Fragment of Christian Bottle

4th century A.D.

Greyish (jade-colored) glass

2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.161
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean
Period: 
Roman-Byzantine
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Bibliography: 

Gustavus A. Eisen, Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, 2 vols. (New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1927), vol. 2, p. 531, fig. 229.

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