Glass hexagonal jug

Roman, Palestinian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent pale blue green, with same color handle.
Trefoil rim with upward partially thickened and rounded edge; deep, funnel-shaped mouth; cylindrical neck that expands downwards; sloping shoulder; hexagonal body, tapering downwards, with impressed side panels; pushed-in bottom, with central pontil scar; rod handle, applied to neck in large pad, drawn out and up in a curving loop, then trailed onto back of mouth and rim.
On body, six rectangular panels, decorated with matching pairs of three different geometric relief patterns: three vertical lozenges with central dots and half lozenges to either side, a lattice of diamond-shaped bosses, and a stylized palm frond with leaves to either side of central stem; on bottom, an indistinct star or rosette.
Intact; very many pinprick and elongated larger bubbles; creamy weathering and brilliant iridescence on exterior, some soil encrustation and weathering on interior.

Moulded glass; with conventional patterns.

Glass hexagonal jug, Glass, Roman, Palestinian

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