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Glass jug

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 5 13/16 in. (14.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.252
Not on view
Translucent cobalt blue; handle in same color.
Rim folded out, down, round, and in, with flattened upper edge; cylindrical neck; conical body with gently curving side; broad, flat, pushed-in bottom; two-ribbed strap handle with two claws extending downwards applied to top of body, drawn up and slightly outwards, turned in and down, and pressed onto neck with upward trail extending back along handle.
Intact; some bubbles, elongated in neck, and a few glassy inclusions; faint weathering.
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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