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Glass jug with trefoil rim

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 3/8in. (13.7cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.21.167
Not on view
Translucent blue green; handle and trails in same color.
Plain, rounded rim; trefoil, flaring mouth; cylindrical neck; sloping shoulder; body with concave side, tapering downwards; thick bottom with kick and pontil scar; rod handle applied in a large pad to shoulder over trail, drawn up and out, then turned in and trailed onto underside and edge of rim.
Trail or trails applied in irregular concentric circles on underside of mouth; another trail applied as a large pad and wound horizontally once around base of neck.
Intact, except for small weathered chip in rim next to handle and small part of lower trail; many bubbles; thick creamy weathering, mostly flaked off on exterior, and brilliant iridescence.
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