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Glass jar

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 2 7/8 x 3 1/4 x 2 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. (7.3 x 8.3 x 5.4 x 3.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.207
Not on view
Translucent blue green.
Outsplayed, rounded, and thickened rim; short, concave neck; squat, bulbous body; tubular base ring; flat bottom with central kick and pontil scar.
On body, six deep, circular indents.
Intact; many pinprick and large bubbles, with some glassy inclusions; patches of encrusted weathering, especially on interior below 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.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1879. La verrerie antique: déscription de la Collection Charvet. pp. 73-4, 86, 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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