Glass hexagonal jug

Roman, Syrian

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Translucent blue green with same color handle and trail.
Rounded rim, folded out, over, and in, and smoothed into outer edge of flaring mouth; cylindrical neck expanding downwards; horizontal shoulder with rounded edges; hexagonal body with sides tapering downwards; kick in bottom, with small central pontil mark; thick rod handle attached in a large pad to shoulder, drawn up and out in a curve, then trailed on to edge of rim and underside of mouth.
On neck, trail applied as a pad and wound once round vertically; on body, three different designs, each repeated twice: 1) three large lozenges arranged vertically, each with a central circular boss, and three half-lozenges to either side; 2) staggered rows of diamond-shaped knobs; 3) palm frond with twelve leaves to either side; on bottom, six-petaled rosette.
Complete, but internal crack in neck and part of trail broken off and now unattached; pinprick bubbles; dulling, pitting, and brilliant iridescent weathering.

Glass hexagonal jug, Glass, Roman, Syrian

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