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Glass jar

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st half of 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast
Dimensions:
H.: 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.165
Not on view
Translucent turquoise green.
Vertical beveled rim; slightly flaring narrow neck; bulbous body; flat bottom.
Broken and repaired, one large hole in rim and upper body, another in bottom and lower body on opposite side, and a small chip in rim; many pinprick bubbles, striations, and horizontal grinding marks; deep pitting, patches of brilliant iridescent on exterior, and patches of creamy weathering on interior.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1312, p. 182, pl. 247.7.

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