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Glass jar

Period:
Late Imperial or Early Byzantine
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Palestinian
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
H.: 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Accession Number:
30.115.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent pale olive yellow; handles and trail in deep turquoise blue.
Rounded, slightly everted rim; below, hollow folded flange; short concave neck; squat globular body; pushed-in bottom with interior kick and large pontil scar at center; two broad rod handles applied in large pads to upper body, drawn up and out, then folded in onto flange, drawn up again, and snipped off on top edge of rim.
Trail applied to lower half of body in a zigzag pattern, then wound horizontally once over or just above top of zigzag.
Complete, but one crack in rim and upper body, with other smaller cracks in body; pinprick bubbles in body, and larger bubbles in handles and trail; dulling, creamy weathering, and iridescence on exterior, light soil encrustation on interior.
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