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Glass jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 15/16in. (15.1cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.21.165
Not on view
Translucent greenish yellow; handle and trail in same color.
Rim folded out, over, and in; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downwards; slender bulbous body; splayed tubular foot, made by folding; small flat bottom with pontil scar; handle applied as a claw pad to base of neck and top of body, drawn up and out in a curve, then turned in and trailed onto underside and edge of rim.
On neck a single fine trail, applied in a large pad and drawn down in a spiral, ending at handle.
Intact, but part of trail missing; many bubbles and blowing striations; thick creamy weathering, mostly flaked off on exterior, and brilliant iridescence.
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