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Glass jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown, tooled, and trailed
Dimensions:
H.: 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1915
Accession Number:
15.43.183
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green; trails and handle in translucent deep turquoise blue.
Rounded rim with slight inward lip; broad, flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding slightly downwards; sloping, rounded shoulder; convex curving side to small body; thick, slightly pushed-in bottom, with small central pontil mark; rod handle applied as an irregular pad to outer edge of shoulder, drawn up and outwards, then turned in and down, and trailed onto rim and underside of mouth over trail.
One uneven trail wound twice around underside of mouth; another trail wound slightly more than once around lower part of neck; on body, ten elongated vertical indents.
Intact, but slight weathered chips in side of handle; pinprick bubbles; dulling, thick creamy white weathering, and iridescence.
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