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Glass miniature jar

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.110
Not on view
Colorless with bluish tinge.
Rounded rim, folded in and pressed into side of flaring mouth; very short neck with tooling marks around base; conical body with slightly convex side, then curving in to concave bottom.
Complete, but crack in rim, extending to base of neck; many pinprick bubbles; dulling, pitting, and iridescent weathering on exterior, some soil encrustation in interior.
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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