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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 4 3/16 in. (10.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.213
Not on view
Colorless with greenish tinge; handle in same color.
Tubular rim folded out, down, round, and in, and pressed flat on top; conical neck; broad sloping shoulder; cylindrical body, tapering slightly downward; pushed-in bottom; strap handle with three ribs, applied in splayed claw pads to edge of shoulder, drawn up vertically, turned in almost horizontally, and then folded on to top of neck.
Complete but cracked on one side of body and shoulder; weathering holes in handle between ribs; pinprick and larger bubbles, some impurities, and blowing striations; patches of soil encrustation, dulling, and iridescent weathering on exterior; thicker soil encrustation and some weathering on interior.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1542, p. 205, pl. 291.2.

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