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Glass jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 5 13/16 in. (14.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.116
Not on view
Translucent pale yellow green; handle in same color.
Everted tubular rim, folded out, over, and in, and flattened into side of flaring mouth; neck expanding downwards; sloping shoulder; slender, elongated ovoid body; thick base pad, applied as a coil; rod handle applied as a pad to shoulder, drawn up, out and round, trailed onto top of neck, drawn back across mouth and edge of rim, ending slightly above rim. Tooling marks on one side of neck at top.
Complete, but large internal crack on body; a few pinprick bubbles in body, many in base and handle; dulling, brownish weathering, and patches of iridescence.
The jug stands unsteadily and aslant on its base.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1429, p. 194, pl. 254.2.

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