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Glass jug

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st 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:
17.194.98
Not on view
Colorless with pale green tinge; handle in same glass.
Rounded rim, slightly folded inwards; broad, funnel-shaped mouth; very narrow neck with concave profile; almost horizontal shoulder; squat bulbous body; push-in bottom with central pontil scar, forming thick internal dome; rod handle applied as a large round pad on upper side, drawn upwards, then down and in, and trailed onto rim, with flattened thumb rest projecting upwards.
Intact; a few bubbles and inclusions; faint weathering on exterior, thin creamy weathering and iridescence on interior.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1461, p. 198.

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