Glass jug with trefoil rim
- Late Imperial
- 4th–5th century A.D.
- Glass; blown, tooled, and trailed
- H. 5 3/16 in. (13.2 cm)
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- Museum Accession
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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.