Glass jug

Period: Mid to Late Imperial

Date: 3rd–4th century A.D.

Culture: Roman

Medium: Glass; blown

Dimensions: 6 7/16in. (16.4cm)
Other: 5 5/16in. (13.5cm)

Classification: Glass

Credit Line: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76

Accession Number: 74.51.134

Description

Colorless with pale green tinge; handle in same color.
Solid rim with rounded lip and downward rib below; broad, flaring mouth; short, cylindrical neck; globular body; pushed-in bottom; broad strap handle, decorated on exterior with vertical combed ribs, attached to top of body, drawn up and slightly out, then folded in and down, and trailed on to underside of mouth and top of neck.
Broken and repaired with crack running from base of neck, below handle, and around sides; some pinprick and one large bubble in body, many bubbles and a few gritty impurities in handle; some limy encrustation and faint iridescent weathering.

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