Glass barrel-shaped jar


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Colorless with green tinge; trails in same color.
Thick, everted, rounded rim, misshapen on one side; side slanting out to convex mid-point on body, then slanting in to solid low base ring; uneven bottom with low central kick and prominent pontil mark.
One trail applied to side above mid-point and wound from left to right in a spiral 7 times up body, ending under rim; another trail applied to side just below mid-point and wound from right to left in a spiral 6½ times down body, ending on edge of base.
Intact; some bubbles and a few black impurities; slight dulling, creamy weathering, and iridescence.

The trails around the body are meant to represent the hoops around a wooden barrel.

Glass barrel-shaped jar, Glass, Roman

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