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Glass jug

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; mold-blown
Dimensions:
H.: 3 in. (7.6 cm) Overall: 3 x 1 7/8 x 1 3/4 in. (7.6 x 4.8 x 4.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.114
  • Description

    Small, one-handled square jug.

    Colorless with yellowish tinge; handle in light green.
    Plain, rounded rim; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, aslant to body; slightly pushed-in shoulder with large, sloping shoulders; square body with flat sides and rounded lower corners; flat bottom; two-ribbed handle attached to outer edge of shoulder, drawn up, turned in horizontally, and trailed on to top of neck.
    Intact; pinprick bubbles and some black impurities; dulling, slight pitting, and most of surfaces covered in creamy weathering and iridescence.

  • Provenance

    Until 1881, collection of Jules Charvet, Le Pecq, Île-de-France; 1881, purchased from J. Charvet by Henry G. Marquand; acquired in 1881, gift of Henry G. Marquand.

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