4th–5th century A.D.
Glass; blown using a dip mold and trailed
H. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Not on view
Translucent yellow green, with same color handle and trail.Rounded rim with slight inward fold on one side; broad, flaring mouth; cylindrical neck expanding downwards to join bulbous body; kick in bottom with pontil mark; broad, three-ribbed strap handle attached to top of body, drawn up and slightly outwards, then turned in at acute angle, and trailed onto underside of mouth, ending in jagged edge slightly above rim.Single trail wound five times round underside of mouth in an uneven spiral from rim to top of neck; on body, thirty-eight spiral ribs, extending from horizontal bulge at base of neck to edge of bottom.Intact; many bubbles and some black impurities; slight dulling and pitting, faint iridescence, and limy encrustation and weathering on underside of mouth, on bottom, and on handle.
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