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Glass jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Rhenish
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
H.: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.198
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent cobalt blue; trail and base ring in semi-opaque yellowish white.
Rim folded over and in, and smoothed into side of flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding slightly downwards; biconical body; applied thick base ring; small, uneven bottom.
Thick trail wound horizontally around underside of mouth, then dropped down in a fine trail, and wound three times around upper neck.
Body complete except for small chip in rim and cracks around mouth, and all of handle missing; some pinprick bubbles, a few gritty inclusions, and blowing striations; patches of creamy weathering and iridescence.

With white handle, foot and threads around neck.
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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