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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.87
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent green with blue tinge; handle in same color.
Collared rim, folded over, down, round, and up, with a slight flaring outer lip, pressed back onto top of mouth in front of handle; cylindrical neck, expanding slightly downwards, with tooling indent at base around top of body; squat globular body; thick, pushed-in bottom, forming high dome on interior, with central pontil scar; broad, 3-ribbed handle applied to upper body, drawn up vertically, then turned in horizontally and trailed on to underside of rim and top half of neck.
Complete but one crack in rim and inside of mouth; pinprick and larger bubbles, with many bubbles and some black impurities in handle; slight encrustation and weathering on exterior, patches of encrustation and iridescent weathering on interior.
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