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Glass jug (olpe)
Early to Mid Imperial
1st–2nd century A.D.
H.: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1914
Not on view
Translucent pale yellow; handle in uncertain color.
Collared rim with upward flaring lip and solid horizontal roll on underside; broad, concave neck, expanding downwards to sloping shoulder; convex side to body, tapering downwards; pushed-in bottom; strap handle with two projecting ribs and downward fins, applied as a broad pad to shoulder, drawn up and out, then curved round and in, with hollow roll above rim, and trailed onto outer edge of rim and down to top of neck.
Intact; many pinprick and some larger bubbles; heavily pitted and weathered with brilliant iridescence and patches of thick creamy brown weathering.
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