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Glass miniature cylindrical jar

Period:
Imperial
Date:
late 1st–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.113
Not on view
Translucent bluish green.
Thick everted rim with rounded lip; very short concave neck; sloping, almost horizontal shoulder; tall cylindrical body with slightly concave side; pushed-in bottom with large irregular pontil scar.
Intact; many bubbles, some large and elongated, and one large glassy inclusion in outer edge of shoulder; some pitting, dulling, faint iridescence, and small patches of weathering.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1366, p. 189, pl. 157.18.

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