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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.211
Not on view
Translucent green; handle in same color.
Collar rim folded out, down, up and out, with rounded outer lip; slender cylindrical neck, curving in to horizontal tooled groove at base; broad sloping shoulder; cylindrical body with convex side, curving in to flat bottom; broad, reeded handle applied in splayed claw pads to shoulder, drawn up and outward, turned in horizontally, and then pressed on to underside of rim and top of neck.
Four faint horizontal bands of wheel-abraded lines down side of body.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; patches of dulling and iridescent weathering on exterior; soil encrustation and iridescent weathering on interior.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1541, p. 205, pl. 291.1.

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