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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.259
Not on view
Translucent blue green; handle in same color.
Rim folded out, round, and in, with beveled upper surface; cylindrical neck, with tooling indent around the base; almost horizontal shoulder; squat, bulbous body, curving in at base; hollow base ring, outsplayed on one side; shallow, pushed-in bottom; two-ribbed handle applied to shoulder, with straight tooling indent across back of pad and two claws projecting down on front, drawn up and outwards, then turned in horizontally, and pressed onto side of rim and top of neck, with vertical projecting loop as a thumb rest above rim.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; slight dulling, thick creamy brown weathering, and iridescence.
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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