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Glass jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 7/16in. (18.9cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.21.155
Not on view
Translucent yellow green; handle and trails in same color, but one trail of uncertain color, possibly opaque white.
Rim folded over and in; oval, flaring mouth, with tooling indents; oval neck, expanding downwards; sloping shoulder; tall, slender body with straight side tapering downwards; round bottom with prominent pontil pad; rod handle attached as a large pad to shoulder, drawn up and slightly out, then turned in and dropped onto top of rim.
One trail wound horizontally one and a half times around underside of mouth; another wound horizontally slightly over once around neck; another trail of uncertain color applied in overlapping strands, partially marvered, partially in relief, as a band around upper body.
Broken and repaired around mouth, neck and top of handle, with two small chips in handle and trail around neck; some pinprick bubbles; dulling and whitish iridescent weathering.
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