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Glass jar

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.153
Not on view
Translucent blue green.
Thick, uneven rim, folded out, over, and in, and pressed into side of mouth; conical body; slightly convex bottom, pushed in at center, with small central pontil scar.
On body, two irregular rows of 18 pinched-out knobs.
Intact; very many bubbles and some black impurities; slight encrustation, iridescence, and weathering on interior.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1251, p. 174, pl. 235.1.

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