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Glass jug

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; mold-blown
Dimensions:
H.: 3 in. (7.6 cm) Overall: 3 x 1 7/8 x 1 3/4 in. (7.6 x 4.8 x 4.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.114
Not on view
Small, one-handled square jug.

Colorless with yellowish tinge; handle in light green.
Plain, rounded rim; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, aslant to body; slightly pushed-in shoulder with large, sloping shoulders; square body with flat sides and rounded lower corners; flat bottom; two-ribbed handle attached to outer edge of shoulder, drawn up, turned in horizontally, and trailed on to top of neck.
Intact; pinprick bubbles and some black impurities; dulling, slight pitting, and most of surfaces covered in creamy weathering and iridescence.
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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