Glass jar

Roman, Palestinian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent deep honey yellow; handles and trail in translucent deep turquoise blue.
Rim slightly outsplayed, with rounded vertical lip; below, folded flange, turned in at base to cylindrical neck, expanding downwards; globular body; pushed-in bottom with interior kick and pontil scar at center; two rod handles (one much wider than the other) applied in claw pads over trail to upper body, drawn up, then folded in onto flange, drawn up again, and trailed off on top edge of rim.
Single fine trail applied on bottom and wound round in a spiral almost seventeen times, smoothed into side on lower body, but in relief on upper body, ending around base of neck.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; dulling and slight weathering on exterior, soil encrustation, thick creamy weathering, and brilliant iridescence on interior.

Glass jar, Glass, Roman, Palestinian

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