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Glass jar

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
2nd half of 1st–mid-2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent blue green.
Rounded, flaring, tubular rim, folded out and down, forming collar around neck; broad ovoid body, tapering sharply downwards; bottom pushed in to form hollow foot ring.
Intact; some very large bubblesbubbles and blowing striations; slight brownish weathering and faint iridescence.

The jar is recorded as having been found with the mold-blown gladiator cup (81.10.245) that is displayed in the Roman Imperial Art gallery, Gallery 168 on the First Floor.
Said to have been found at Montagnole (near Chambéry, France) in 1855 (Bulletin de l’Association Florimontane d’Annecy et revue savoisienne. 1855, vol. I, p. 229)

May 1855, found at Montagnole, near Chambéry, France, on the property of Mr. Vissol; after 1855, purchased by Jules Charvet; until 1881, collection of Jules Charvet, Le Pecq, Île-de-France; 1881, purchased from J. Charvet by Henry G. Marquand; acquired in 1881, gift of Henry G. Marquand.
Le Constitutionnel Savoisien. May 24, 1855. Le Constitutionnel Savoisien. Journal du progrès, :

Association Florimontane. 1855. Bulletin de l’Association Florimontane d’Annecy et Revue Savoisienne, 1: p. 229-30.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. p. 215-6, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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