Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Glass jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
10 13/16in. (27.5cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.91
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent blue green; handle and base in same color.
Rim folded out, round and in; broad, conical mouth; cylindrical neck; slender ovoid body; broad, outsplayed, applied foot ring with irregular tooling marks on upper surface; deep concave bottom with irregular tooling marks around flat center with pontil mark; broad strap handle applied to upper body, drawn up vertically, then tooled in and attached to rim and underside of mouth, and trailed off above.
Intact; few bubbles in body but many elongated bubbles in handle; limy encrustation, faint weathering and iridescence.

Tall, one handled green jug with flaring lip; colored blown glass.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1662, p. 223.

Related Objects

Glass jug

Date: 1st half of 1st century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 17.194.226 On view in:Gallery 166

Glass jug

Date: late 1st–2nd century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 81.10.13 On view in:Gallery 171

Glass jug

Date: 1st half of 1st century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 12.212.3 On view in:Gallery 168

Glass jug

Date: 4th–5th century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 41.75 On view in:Gallery 171

Glass jug with snake-thread decoration

Date: late 2nd–3rd century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 59.11.12 On view in:Gallery 171