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Green glass dropper bottle, Roman, 100-500 CE

This bottle once contained expensive oils used for cleaning the body and for medical treatments. The neck of the bottle has a small hole so the oil only flows one drop at a time. The green glass was blown into a mould to get the shape and form the criss-cross pattern.

Object number:

A608633

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Glossary:

Glossary: bottle

Vessels having a neck and mouth considerably narrower than the body, used for packaging and containing liquid and dry preparations