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Glass miniature one-handled jug

Period:
Imperial or later
Date:
1st–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman or later
Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
H.: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm) Diam.: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.160
Not on view
Translucent deep purple, appearing black; handle in same color.
Outsplayed rounded rim, tooled into downward projecting mouth at front; short concave neck; convex side, tapering slightly downwards; bulge around edge of bottom, which is pushed-in with deep pointed kick at center; delicate curving handle attached to side and back of rim.
Intact; iridescent weathering.
Said to be from Arelate (modern Arles, southern France) (Froehner 1879, p. 138, pl. V, 26)

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. 138, pl. V, 26, 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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