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Glass jug

Period:
Late Roman
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
H.: 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Purchase, Vaughn Foundation Gift, 2006
Accession Number:
2006.476
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
Translucent pale greenish blue; base, handle, and trails in same color.
Rim folded round and in, forming lip to flaring mouth; cylindrical neck expanding downwards and joining imperceptibly with biconical body; applied, splayed foot ring, made by tooling; kick and pontil scar on bottom; three-ribbed strap handle attached to upper side of body, drawn up and outwards, then turned in almost horizontally and attached to trail decoration and rim, where it splays and terminates in two pinched wings and a vertical thumb rest.
One thick trail wound twice around underside of mouth; another wound 1 1/2 times horizontally around base of neck.
Intact; many bubbles, elongated in neck and handle; dulling, slight pitting, and creamy brown weathering.
Bonhams, London. 2006. Antiquities. Oct. 13, 2006. lot 296, p. 123.

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