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Glass jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
mid-3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
H.: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.250
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent pale green; handle and trails in same color.
Thick, rounded rim; funnel-shaped mouth; slender, conical neck, merging with biconical body; broad, outsplayed base ring; concave bottom, with pontil mark; kick on interior of bottom; three-ribbed strap handle applied to upper body with three long fins, drawn up and outwards, then curved in, and folded onto underside of mouth with a double loop over trail.
One thick horizontal trail applied to underside of mouth; another trail wound round middle of neck.
Intact, but most of second trail missing; many bubbles; some soil encrustation, dulling, whitish weathering, and iridescence on exterior, more soil encrustation, black 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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