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Glass jar

Period:
Imperial
Date:
mid-1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm) Diam.: 4 1/2 x 3 7/8 in. (11.4 x 9.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.11
Not on view
Colorless with a pale blue green tinge.
Horizontal rim, with rounded tubular edge, folded out, down, in, and down again, forming collar around neck; ovoid body; slightly concave bottom.
Intact; many bubbles and blowing striations; some limy encrustation and thick, creamy brown weathering under rim and on interior, deep pitting and iridescent weathering on exterior.
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.
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.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1895. The Terracottas and Pottery of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in Halls 4 and 15. p. 215-216, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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