Glass hexagonal jug

Roman, Palestinian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent deep yellow brown, with same color handle.
Trefoil rim with thick rounded edge; shallow, funnel-shaped mouth; cylindrical neck that expands slightly downwards; slightly pushed-in horizontal shoulder with rounded outer edge; hexagonal body, tapering downwards, with slightly impressed side panels; deeply pushed-in bottom, with central pontil scar; strap handle, applied to edge of shoulder, drawn up and slightly outward, then curved round and trailed onto edge of rim, with upward tooled, flat thumb rest.
On body, six rectangular panels, decorated with matching pairs of three different geometric relief patterns: two vertical lozenges with central dots and half lozenges to either side, a lattice of diamond-shaped bosses, and a stylized palm frond with twelve or thirteen leaves to either side of central stem; on bottom, an indistinct six-pointed star with straight outer edge in each segment.
Intact; pinprick and some elongated larger bubbles in neck; very slight weathering and faint iridescence on exterior, some soil encrustation on interior.

Glass hexagonal jug, Glass, Roman, Palestinian

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