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Glass jug

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.184
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green; handle in same color.
Rim folded out, round and in, with partial vertical lip above; cylindrical neck; slightly pushed-in, horizontal shoulder; squat, square body with rounded corners at top and slightly concave sides; pushed-in bottom; strap handle with thick ribs at sides applied to shoulder, drawn up vertically, and then folded down and in onto outer edge of rim.
Fourteen roughly vertical ribs of varying lengths tooled into sides of body from shoulder to bottom.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles; dulling, pitting, iridescence, and creamy weathering on exterior, some soil encrustation on interior.
Said to be from Rheims, France

1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1154, p. 159, pl. 208.11.

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