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Glass jar

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd half of 1st–mid-2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
Diam.: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.178
Not on view
Colorless with pale blue green tinge.
Rounded, flaring, tubular rim, folded out and down, forming collar around neck; broad globular body; bottom pushed in to form hollow foot ring.
On body, seventeen projecting ribs of differing lengths and shapes (some almost vertical, others slanting), several extending onto the neck below the collar.
Intact; many bubbles, some large; slight brownish weathering and faint iridescence. Sealed within the rim is a viscous yellow brown liquid.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 1263, p. 176, pl. 238.4, Paris.

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