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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm) Diam.: 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. (4.1 x 6.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.248
Not on view
Translucent blue green; handle in same color.
Rim folded out, down, round, and in; flaring mouth; slender cylindrical neck, expanding slightly downwards; sloping shoulder; cylindrical body with slightly convex side tapering downwards; bottom with deep central kick and pontil mark; three-ribbed strap handle applied in a broad pad to top of body, drawn up, turned in horizontally, and trailed onto top of neck and underside of mouth, ending on lip of rim.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles and one large black inclusion in handle; dulling and faint iridescence on exterior, large patches of soil encrusted weathering and iridescence on interior.
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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