Glass jug

Roman, Syrian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 199

Translucent blue green; handle in same color; trails in translucent cobalt blue.
Plain rim, with downward flange on one side; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding slightly downwards; slanting, rounded shoulder; funnel-shaped body; thick bottom with kick and small, central pontil scar; reeded strap handle attached unevenly to shoulder, drawn up and outwards in a curve, then attached to edge of rim and trailed back on itself.
Narrow ribs extend in a tight spiral down from left to right from rim to lower body, in low relief at top but fading from shoulder downwards; a thick trail wound once round outer edge of rim; another thick trail applied on lower neck, wound round overlapping itself twice, then drawn in a spiral up neck and across underside of mouth ending as a fine line over trail on rim.
Intact, except for part of trail on neck; many bubbles, some elongated, and a few black impurities; shallow vertical tooling indent in side of body; dulling, slight pitting, faint weathering, and small areas of soil encrustation on exterior, thick soil deposit in bottom of interior

Glass jug, Glass, Roman, Syrian

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