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Glass jar

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.78
Not on view
Translucent pale yellow green.
Fine horizontal rim, folded over and in; broad flaring mouth; conical body with slight convex profile, then turned in at acute angle to flat but slightly uneven bottom.
Complete but one large crack running from rim down side; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; faint iridescence on exterior, soil encrustation and thick silvery iridescent weathering on interior.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1436, p. 195, pl. 255.3.

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