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Jug, miniature

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass
Dimensions:
H.: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm) Diam.: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.160
  • Description

    Translucent deep purple, appearing black; handle in same color.
    Outsplayed rounded rim, tooled into downward projecting mouth at front; short concave neck; convex side, tapering slightly downwards; bulge around edge of bottom, which is pushed-in with deep pointed kick at center; delicate curving handle attached to side and back of rim.
    Intact; iridescent weathering.

  • Provenance

    Said to be from Arelate (modern Arles, southern France) (Froehner 1879, p. 138, pl. V, 26)

    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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