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Bottle with Trailed Decoration
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Bottle with Trailed Decoration


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Description This Roman glass bottle was blown rather than being formed around a clay core, as were the earlier Egyptian examples. Invented around 50 BC in the region of Syria and Palestine, the technique of blowing glass revolutionized glassmaking.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
3/23/1982Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • 3000 Years of Glass: Treasures from The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1982.
  • Salviati and the Antique: Ancient Inspiration for Modern Glassmaking. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2007-2008.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
3rd-5th century (Roman-Late Antique)
Medium
glass, blown; trailed decoration
(Glasswares)
Accession Number
47.73
Measurements
H: 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Geographies
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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