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Glass jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown using a dip mold and trailed
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.68
Not on view
Translucent yellow green, with same color handle and trail.
Rounded rim with slight inward fold on one side; broad, flaring mouth; cylindrical neck expanding downwards to join bulbous body; kick in bottom with pontil mark; broad, three-ribbed strap handle attached to top of body, drawn up and slightly outwards, then turned in at acute angle, and trailed onto underside of mouth, ending in jagged edge slightly above rim.
Single trail wound five times round underside of mouth in an uneven spiral from rim to top of neck; on body, thirty-eight spiral ribs, extending from horizontal bulge at base of neck to edge of bottom.
Intact; many bubbles and some black impurities; slight dulling and pitting, faint iridescence, and limy encrustation and weathering on underside of mouth, on bottom, and on handle.
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.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1879. La verrerie antique: déscription de la Collection Charvet. p. 98, Le Pecq: Jules Charvet.

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.

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