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Glass lentoid jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1914
Accession Number:
15.43.159
Not on view
Translucent light green; handle in uncertain color, appearing almost opaque white.
Unworked, knocked-off thin rim; broad, flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downward; lentoid body with rounded edges and uneven flattened sides; thick bottom with small kick and pontil scar; handle applied in a large irregular pad, drawn up and outward, then trailed in and down onto underside of mouth.
Intact; some bubbles and blowing striations; slight pitting, brilliant iridescence, and patches of thick, enamel-like weathering, especially on handle.
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