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Glass jug with trefoil rim

Late Imperial
4th–5th century A.D.
Glass; blown and trailed
H.: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent pale green; handle and trails in same color.
Broad trefoil rim with plain rounded lip; flaring mouth; short, cylindrical neck, expanding downwards; conical body with bulbous side; deep kick in bottom with central pontil scar; rod handle applied in an irregular pad to top of body, drawn up and outwards in an angular curve, and trailed off on back of rim over trail.
Trail applied below rim and wound round four and a half times in a spiral.
Intact; some bubbles; dulling, pitting, weathering, and iridescence, mainly on one side of body, around rim, and on handle.
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