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Glass jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 3/4in. (14.6cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.21.162
Not on view
Translucent yellow green; handle in blue green streaked with red; two trails in yellow green streaked with red on mouth and neck, and another in turquoise blue on body.
Rim folded over and in; broad, flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downwards; sloping shoulder; tall, slender body with straight side tapering downwards; thick round bottom with pontil mark; rod handle attached as a claw to lower edge of shoulder, drawn up and slightly out, then turned in and down, and folded onto lip of rim over trail.
One trail applied to underside of mouth, drawn up to lip, turned back in opposite direction and wound horizontally one and a half times around underside of mouth; another thicker trail wound horizontally slightly over once around bottom of neck; another fine trail applied to body and drawn from right to left in an irregular zigzag pattern once round side, then drawn upwards and wound two and a half times around top edge of body.
Intact, except for one short break with weathered edge in trail around neck; few bubbles but black impurities, especially in handle, and blowing striations; dulling and whitish iridescent weathering.
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