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Glass jug with trefoil rim

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–early 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:
17.194.99
Not on view
Translucent yellow green; handle in same color.
Trefoil tubular rim, folded out, over, and in; large cylindrical neck; bi-conical body with convex-curving side; deep pushed-in bottom; 3-ribbed strap handle attached to upper body, drawn up and outwards, then turned in at an angle with a small fold extending upwards above rim as thumb rest, and trailed on to underside of rim and top of neck.
Intact; dulling, pitting of surface bubbles, and faint iridescence on exterior, patches of soil encrustation and iridescent weathering on interior.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1683, p. 224.

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