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Glass jug with trefoil rim

Late Imperial
4th–5th century A.D.
Glass; blown and trailed
H.: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green; handle and trails in same color.
Plain rounded lip to trefoil rim; funnel-shaped mouth; short, cylindrical neck; squat, bulbous body; pushed-in bottom with off-center kick and small pontil scar; rod handle applied as a large pad, drawn up and out, then turned in and trailed on to back of rim over trail.
Single trail applied as a pad to neck and wound round in a spiral ten times up neck and underside of mouth.
Complete except for part of trail and some cracks in side of body; pinprick and small elongated bubbles; dulling, pitting, and brownish weathering on exterior, patches of soil encrustation and iridescent weathering on interior.
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