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Glass jar

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.103
Not on view
Colorless, with pale greenish tinge.
Slanting rim folded out, round, and in; uneven funnel-shaped neck with slightly convex side and tooling marks around base; conical body with convex side; kick in bottom with faint trace of pontil mark.
Intact; few bubbles; dulling and faint iridescence on exterior, some soil encrustation and weathering on interior; one large loose lump of dried soil inside jar.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1347, p. 187, pl. 156.26-27.

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