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Glass jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
late 3rd–early 4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown, tooled, and trailed
Dimensions:
H.: 10 5/8 in. (27 cm) Diam.: 2 7/8 x 4 13/16 x 3 1/8 in. (7.3 x 12.2 x 7.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.246
Not on view
Translucent light green; handle, base ring, and trails in same color.
Rounded, thickened rim; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downwards; sloping shoulder; body with straight side tapering downwards; outsplayed, solid base ring, made by tooling; deep kick and pontil scar on bottom; broad strap handle with five ribs applied to shoulder with long claws extending down to top of body, drawn up and outwards, then turned in, and trailed onto top of neck and underside of mouth with one open loop above.
On underside of mouth, a single thick horizontal trail; a fine trail wound unevenly once around upper part of neck.
Complete, but with cracks in neck and upper body; many pinprick bubbles; dulling, iridescence, and small patches of limy weathering.
Said to be from Amiens, France

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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