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Glass jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Syrian
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
Overall: 7in. (17.8cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.210
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green; handle and trails in same color.
Plain rounded rim; broad flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downwards; piriform body; deep kick in bottom with central pontil mark; broad reeded handle applied at junction of neck and body, drawn up and out, then turned in and folded onto underside of mouth over trail decoration.
One trail wound horizontally twice around underside of mouth; another trail wound horizontally twice around lower neck, forming a projecting collar; on lower body, seven oval indents.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles; pitting and brilliant iridescent weathering with some patches of soil encrustation.
Said to be from Syria

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