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Glass jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown, tooled, and trailed
Dimensions:
H.: 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of the Madeline F. Astor Dick Estate, 1941
Accession Number:
41.75
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green; trails in same color, but handle in deeper blue green.
Plain, rounded rim; flaring, oval mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding slightly downwards; conical shoulder; side of body tapering slightly downwards, then curving in to outsplayed tubular base ring, made by folding; pushed-in bottom with small central pontil mark; rod handle applied in a pad to shoulder, drawn up vertically, then turned in, and trailed on to underside of mouth over trail decoration, with one horizontal tooling indent across trail, and ending slightly above rim.
One trail wound round slightly over four times in a spiral on underside of mouth; another trail wound horizontally 1½ times around base of neck; on body, twelve vertical tooled indents.
Intact; few bubbles, but many elongated bubbles in handle; dulling, pitting, iridescence, and creamy weathering, with patches of soil encrustation on interior.
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