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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
Other: 5 3/4 × 2 5/8 in. (14.6 × 6.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.27
Not on view
Translucent blue green, with same color handle.
Rim folded out, down, round, up and into mouth, with beveled surface; cylindrical neck, slightly expanding downward, with slight tooling marks around the base; sloping shoulder with rounded corners; square body with slightly concave sides; uneven, concave bottom; strap handle with three ribs, applied to edge of shoulder, drawn up vertically, then bent in and down, and attached to neck with backward trail above.
Intact, except for one small weathered chip in rim; pinprick and a few larger bubbles, blowing striations; many vertical scratches on sides, and dulling, pitting, and iridescence on exterior, one patch of limy weathering on interior.
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. pp. 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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