Glass hexagonal jar with basket handle

Roman, Syrian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent pale blue green, with same color handle.
Outsplayed rim folded outward, over, and inward; broad, funnel-shaped neck; narrow, sloping shoulder; hexagonal body, with slightly convex vertical edges, tapering downwards, with slightly impressed side panels; pushed-in bottom, with central pontil scar; rod handle, applied in a pad to top of one panel on body, drawn up and outward, then tooled in horizontally onto outer edge of rim, drawn back outward and then curved up and tooled into a triangular basket handle, then dropped onto edge of rim and down onto top of body above edge of one panel, and finally trailed off, with trail extending to apex of basket handle.
On body, six elongated rectangular panels, flanked with prominent vertical ribbed edges and decorated with matching pairs of three different geometric relief patterns: vertical lozenges with central dots, a lattice of diamond-shaped bosses, and a stylized palm frond with eleven or twelve leaves to either side of central stem; on bottom, a six-petalled rosette.
Intact; some bubbles; some soil encrustation, creamy brown weathering, and iridescence.

Glass hexagonal jar with basket handle, Glass, Roman, Syrian

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