Tear bottle, 200s
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This 'tear bottle' was made by a Roman glass-blower in the third century. Its name indicates that it was probably found in a tomb. Such long-necked bottles were sometimes fancifully thought to contain tears collected by ancient mourners.
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|Tags||transparent aqua green pale viridian glass bottle curvy Rome Roman glass tear tomb ancient third centruy|