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Glass spouted jug

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.100
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent deep blue green; handle in same color.
Oval, outsplayed rim with vertical, rounded and thickened lip; upward-projecting spout at front and indents in sides below; neck expands downwards; globular body; thick, tubular, base ring; pushed-in bottom with pontil scar; three-ribbed handle applied to upper body, drawn up and outwards, then turned in horizontally and pressed onto top of back of rim with small, flattened, projecting thumb rest.
Intact; many bubbles, blowing striations, and a few glassy inclusions; dulling, and patches of brownish weathering and iridescence.

With pointed mouth and globular body; greenish.
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.

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