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Glass jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
H.: 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1306
  • Description

    Translucent pale blue green; trails in same color, but handle in a deeper blue green.
    Plain, rounded rim; broad, flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downwards and joining imperceptibly with conical body, with slightly convex side; pushed-in bottom, with central projecting knob and pontil scar; rod handle applied over trail decoration as a large claw-like pad, drawn outwards, folded in and down, and trailed on to underside of mouth over trail decoration, ending above rim.
    Two separate trails: one extending in a spiral from underside of mouth, ending around base of neck, the other applied as a small pad on edge of bottom and drawn up in a spiral eight times around body, ending under bottom of handle.
    Body and handle complete, but most of rim, mouth, and top of neck missing; few bubbles; dulling and thick, creamy, iridescent weathering, with a large lump of soil encrustation on one side of interior.

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