Bottle card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Bottle

M11392

Currently not on display

Information

Green glass bottle (unguentarium) with plant fibre around the body and base. The bottle has a globular body, indented base and a long cylindrical neck that leads into a wide, flat rim. Description by Charles Gatty: "Conical Bottle; of transparent pale green glass, with a long neck. It is wrapped round with papyrus rush, no doubt for protection. A similar bottle is engraved by Sir Gardner Wilkinson with the rush tied round it, as he remarks, 'like a modern Florence oil flask.' Theses pieces are dates by Dr. Birch at about 600 B.C." (1879, p. 70). CONDITION NOTE 1999: Surface dirt, concretions in interior, basketry, loose, surface dirt.