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Glass jar

Period:
Late Imperial or Early Byzantine
Date:
4th–6th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Syrian
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 5/8in. (11.7cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.21.212
Not on view
Translucent pale green; handles in translucent green.
Rim slightly outsplayed, with rounded vertical lip; below prominent hollow folded flange; cylindrical neck, tapering downwards; sloping shoulder; body with convex side, tapering downwards to pushed-in bottom with deep kick and pontil scar; four handles, arranged around sides of vessel, applied in large pads to edge of shoulder, drawn up, then folded in below flange, drawn up again over flange and top of neck, and trailed off on top edge of rim.
Intact; pinprick and some larger bubbles, and blowing striations; dulling, patches of thick creamy brown and whitish weathering, and brilliant iridescence.
Said to be from Syria

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