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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm) Diam.: 1 x 3 3/8 x 1 5/8 in. (2.5 x 8.6 x 4.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.113
Not on view
Translucent blue green; handle in same color.
Irregular rim, folded out, round, and in, with a partial beveled outer lip; cylindrical neck; squat bulbous body; solid low base ring; undulating bottom with central kick; two-ribbed strap handle attached to upper body with two splayed arms at sides and ribs extending vertically downwards, drawn up and out, then turned in at an acute angle, and pressed on to top of neck.
Intact; pinprick bubbles, elongated in neck, and blowing striations; dulling, pitting, and faint iridescence on exterior, one large patch of creamy 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.

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