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Glass jug with indented body

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown, tooled, and trailed
Dimensions:
H. 6 5/16 in. (16 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.21.166
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent honey brown; handle and trails in same color.
Rim folded over and in; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, flaring slightly at base; sloping shoulder; cylindrical body with slightly convex side, then turned inwards to thick base, made by folding; low kick in bottom, with pontil scar at center; broad strap handle applied as a thick pad to edge of shoulder, drawn up and slightly outwards, then turned in horizontally, trailed onto edge of rim, and flattened by tooling above.
On body, nine deep vertical indents; one trail wound 1½ times around underside of mouth; another trail wound once horizontally around lower neck.
Intact; some large and elongated bubbles; faint weathering and iridescence on exterior, some soil encrustation, weathering, and iridescence on interior.
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