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Glass jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
H.: 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1232
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
Translucent blue green; handle and trails in same color.
Plain, rounded rim; broad flaring mouth; cylindrical neck expanding downwards and joining imperceptibly with large piriform body; tall, splayed, tubular foot ring, made by folding; thick projecting bottom with large central pontil mark; broad, ribbed strap handle applied to body, with projecting lip below, drawn up vertically, tooled in and downwards, then folded on underside of mouth over trail decoration, drawn up and trailed off on rim.
Single trail wound round horizontally on underside of mouth; another trail wound round neck.
Intact; a few bubbles in body, but many elongated bubbles in handle; soli encrustation, slight dulling, and faint iridescence.
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