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Glass jug with trefoil rim

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown, tooled, and trailed
Dimensions:
H. 5 3/16 in. (13.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.21.169
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent greenish yellow; handle and two trails in same color; another trail in translucent turquoise blue.
Trefoil rim with rounded lip; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, flaring downwards; broad, slightly sloping shoulder; funnel-shaped body; thick bottom with central kick and pontil scar; rod handle applied as a pad to edge of shoulder, drawn up and slightly outwards, then turned down and in, and trailed onto back of rim.
On upper half of body, nine irregular vertical indents; one trail wound 3½ times in a spiral around underside of mouth; a second trail wound once horizontally around lower neck; the third trail wound 7½ times in a spiral around body over indents.
Complete except for hole in body below handle; many bubbles, some elongated; slight dulling, patches of whitish weathering and iridescence.
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