Glass jug with trefoil rim

Roman, Syrian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent blue green; handle and trails in translucent cobalt blue.
Trefoil rim with rounded lip; broad, flaring mouth; cylindrical neck with concave side; squat, globular body; kick in bottom with central pontil mark; slender rod handle applied as a large oval pad over trail on upper body, drawn up and outwards, then folded into a projecting loop as a thumb rest above rim, and dropped onto back of rim, with another flattened, smaller thumb rest above.
One thick trail around lip; another fine trail wound round underside of mouth in a spiral; a third trail applied to side of body and wound round five or six times, forming a band of thicker and thinner lines, then pinched together to form an oval or "spectacle" pattern.
Intact; a few pinprick and one large bubble, with some black impurities; small patches of encrustation and weathering.

With trefoil mouth and blue applied threads.

Glass jug with trefoil rim, Glass, Roman, Syrian

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