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Glass polygonal jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; mold-blown
Dimensions:
H.: 5 11/16 in. (14.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.214
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent blue green; handle in same color.
Rim folded out, down, round, and in, then pressed flat on top of slanting mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding at base to sloping shoulder; polygonal body with vertical sides; slightly concave bottom with uneven surface; strap handle, tooled into three ribs, attached to shoulder with three downward claws, drawn up, turned in, and trailed onto top of neck and underside of rim, ending just on outer edge of the upper surface.
Body shaped by mold into twelve vertical, slightly concave panels with rounded tops.
Intact; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; small areas of dulling and iridescent weathering.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1750, p. 227.

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