Glass jug


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent blue green; handle in same color.
Everted rim, with rounded outer lip, folded in and down, and smoothed into side of mouth; broad, funnel-shaped neck; narrow, sloping shoulder; bulbous body with side tapering downwards; shallow concave bottom, with two shallow oval dimples at center; a broad, plain handle attached to upper body over ribs, with horizontal tooling marks on flattened lower edge, drawn up in a curve, with tooling marks on underside, and applied to rim, with slight overhang and two rounded vertical projections above; handle flanked by two extensions along outer edge of rim, tooled into vertical ridges (four to left of handle, five to right).
On body, sixteen spiral ribs of varying length and shape, running from right to left.
Intact, except for the outermost ridge to right of handle; few bubbles, some blackish streaks in rim; slight dulling and faint iridescence, with patches of limy encrustation and weathering.

Jug with diagonal ribs on the body; the upper attachment of the handle is spiked.

Glass jug, Glass, Roman

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