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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: 6 1/4in. (15.9cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.21.168
Not on view
Translucent pale greenish yellow; handle and trail in same color.
Rim folded out and rounded in the flame; trefoil, flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downwards; broad, sloping shoulder; body with straight side, tapering downwards; splayed tubular foot, made by folding; uneven, slightly concave bottom with pontil scar; rod handle applied in a large pad to outer edge of shoulder, drawn up almost vertically, then turned in and down, and folded onto underside of rim, with trail splayed out along edge of rim on one side.
Tubular trail applied as a pad and wound horizontally from left to right once around neck.
Intact, except for small part of lower trail; some bubbles and blowing striations, and black impurities in handle; some dulling, slight pitting, and iridescence on exterior, patches of reddish soil encrustation and weathering on interior.
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