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Glass jar

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
H.: 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.256
Not on view
Colorless with yellow green tinge; trail in same glass.
Thickened, rounded rim, with beveled outer edge; flaring mouth; short, concave neck; tall, bulbous body; deep kick in bottom and circular pontil mark.
Thick trail applied around neck.
Intact; pinprick and a few larger bubbles; dulling and faint iridescent weathering on exterior; soil encrustation, dark enamel-like 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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