Pair of Bottles with Two Handles

  • Eastern Mediterranean or Italy
  • 1st century A.D.
Catalogue Entry

These bottles were free-blown from brown semi-translucent glass. Their necks rise vertically, and above a central bend, the mouth rim was foldescence inward and its top is circled by a cord of white opaque glass. Blue semi-translucent glass was used to form handles which extend from the shoulders to the mouth. The glass near the base is bent inward to look like a foot. The round torso shape is lovely and these works have an extremely carefully regular feel. They were probably used to contain perfumed oil.