Glass barrel jug
- Attributed to Frontinus
- Late Imperial
- 3rd century A.D.
- Glass; blown in a three-part mold
- 4 9/16in. (11.6cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
- Accession Number:
Translucent blue green; handle in same color.
Tubular rim, folded out, round, and in, and flattened on top; slightly uneven cylindrical neck; broad, slightly sloping shoulder; cylindrical body with slightly convex sides; flat bottom, slightly pushed-in at center, with small round pontil mark; broad, flat strap handle attached to top edge of body, drawn up vertically, then turned in and down, and trailed on to underside of rim and top of neck. Body blown into a three-part mold of two vertical sections, extending to base of neck, joined to a disk-shaped base section.
Body shaped and decorated like a barrel with three horizontal bands of roughly equal width: a central plain band flanked above and below by bands comprising six continuous horizontal ribs; on bottom, a faint circle around center with indistinct marking outside it, perhaps vestigial lettering.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles; small patches of weatehring and faint iridescence.
Barrel jug of greenish hue, with one handle.