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Glass jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
H.: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1915
Accession Number:
15.43.222
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green; handle and trails in translucent turquoise blue.
Plain, rounded rim; broad flaring mouth; cylindrical neck; sloping shoulder; squat globular body; pushed-in bottom with central jagged pontil mark; rod handle applied as a pad to shoulder, drawn up and outward, then turned in and downward, and trailed onto rim with upward projection.
One fine trail wound in a spiral around underside of mouth; another thicker trail in relief wound as irregular zigzag pattern around body and then in a spiral up neck.
Broken around rim and mouth with two holes to either side of handle; a few large bubbles, and pinprick bubbles in trail on body; slight pitting, creamy weathering, and iridescence; some soil encrustation on bottom of interior.
Said to be from Scythopolis (Beit She'an, Israel)

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1915. "A Bequest of Mrs. Mary Anna Palmer Draper." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 10 (5): pp. 94-97.

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