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Glass miniature jar

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 15/16 in. (2.4 cm) Diam.: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.107
Not on view
Translucent deep blue green.
Thick, uneven rim, folded over and in, and pressed into side of broad, flaring mouth; cylindrical body with side curving outwards to thick, pushed-in bottom, with trace of pontil mark.
Complete, but large crack running from rim around body; many pinprick and some larger bubbles; dulling, pitting, and iridescent weathering on exterior, some soil encrustation and dark creamy brown weathering on interior.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1349, p. 187, pl. 157.1.

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