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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.86
Not on view
Translucent pale yellow green; handle in same color.
Broad tubular rim, folded out, down, round, and in, then pressed flat, forming a constriction to mouth; cylindrical neck, tapering slightly downwards, with tooling indent around base; broad conical body, curving in to almost flat bottom; broad strap handle applied to upper body, drawn out and upwards, then bent in at an angle, and pressed onto top of neck in a thick pad.
On body, 4 horizontal bands of fine wheel-braded lines.
Intact; some pinprick and elongated bubbles; dulling, iridescent weathering, and red brown encrustation.
Said to be from ancient Phoenicia (Lebanon)

1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1543, p. 205, pl. 291.3.

Comfort, Howard. 1939. "Some Roman Barbotine Bowls and Their Connections." The Art Bulletin, 21(3): p. 276, fig. 7.

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