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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 7 in. (17.8 cm) Diam.: 4 1/8 x 1 5/16 in. (10.5 x 3.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.249
Not on view
Translucent blue green; handle in same color.
Rim folded out, down, round, and in, with beveled upper edge; tall, slender cylindrical neck, expanding slightly downwards, with tooling indent around the base; conical body with curving side; almost flat bottom; three-ribbed strap handle with three claws extending downwards applied to top of body, drawn up and slightly outwards, turned in horizontally, and trailed onto top of neck and underside of rim.
Complete, but with a large crack around body and another across handle; some bubbles and blowing striations; dulling, pitting, and iridescent weathering on exterior, large patches of soil encrusted weathering and brilliant 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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