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Glass jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Rhenish
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
H.: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1273
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent deep cobalt blue; handle, trail, and base ring colorless with green tinge.
Rim partially folded over and in, partially rounded; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, with concave profile; sloping shoulder; piriform body, tapering to applied base ring, flattened on bottom edge; small, pushed-in bottom with pontil scar; two-ribbed strap handle attached with downward fins to shoulder, drawn up and outwards in a curve, then turned in and trailed onto underside of mouth over trail decoration and lip of rim, with a hollow loop above as thumb-rest.
Thick trail wound horizontally 1½ times around underside of mouth, then dropped in a fine trail down neck, and then wound 1½ times around neck.
Intact, but one internal crack in rim and neck; many bubbles and a few inclusions; dulling, iridescence, creamy weathering, and some soil encrustation.

Opaque blue with yellow handle and plastic thread decoration.
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