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Kuttrolf (Bottle with Divided Neck)

A work made of glass, blown technique.
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  • A work made of glass, blown technique.

Date:

4th century

Artist:

Late Roman or Byzantine; possibly Eastern Mediterranean

About this artwork

Byzantine glassmakers refined the techniques they inherited from their Roman predecessors, creating objects with increasingly elaborate forms and complex decorative elements to flaunt their skills. Cosmetic containers were often adorned with fine strands (trails) of glass that required a steady hand and rapid execution, while other vessels look quite complex yet were easily made. Glass continued to be used in objects of personal adornment such as jewelry, both as a material in its own right and to imitate precious stones, offering more affordable options for what was in fashion.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Kuttrolf (Bottle with Divided Neck)

Origin

Syria

Date

301 CE–400 CE

Medium

Glass, blown technique

Dimensions

21.2 × 5.7 × 5.7 cm (8 3/8 × 2 1/4 × 2 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore W. and Frances S. Robinson

Reference Number

1945.668

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