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Glass jug

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
mid-1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1266
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Colorless with pale blue green tinge; handle in same color.
Rim folded out, down, up, and out, forming a downward flange and stepped profile; short cylindrical neck with faint horizontal tooling marks around base; piriform body, with slight horizontal bulge at point of greatest diameter; low base, concave bottom; rod handle attached to top of body with long tail extending down side and pinched to form nine semicircular projections, drawn up, out, and round in a curve, and trailed on to top of neck and outer edge of rim with vertical, flat thumb-rest.
Intact; few bubbles; dulling, iridescence, and thick creamy brown weathering, with small areas of soil encrustation. Inside bottle, numerous solidified lumps of earth.
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