Bottle with Two Handles

  • Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
  • 3rd - 4th centuries A.D.
Catalogue Entry

This bottle was blown from yellow translucent glass and formed with a mold. Its body has raised slanting lines at 2-3mm intervals and the neck was blown and extends straight up. Threads made of greenish semi-translucent glass with a thin addition of red glass provide a thread decoration around the mouth and neck area and form the handle. This round jar shape has a base which is bent to the side and is thus not free-standing. The overall balance of the bottle's shape is good and the glass is also in a nice state of preservation. This bottle would probably have been used to hold perfumed oil.