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Glass jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 5 11/16 in. (14.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1914
Accession Number:
15.43.190
Not on view
Translucent pale yellow green; handle in uncertain color, possibly the same.
Rim folded out, down, over and in, and flattened into broad, flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding at base; uneven sloping shoulder; elongated ovoid body; circular, thick base with vertical sides; large jagged pontil mark on bottom; handle attached as a large pad to top of body, drawn up and outward, then turned in horizontally, trailed on to underside of mouth and over rim, with small flattened thumb rest projecting out and upward.
Nine deep vertical indents on body.
Large hole in side of body; pinprick and a few larger bubbles, and blowing striations; pitting, creamy weathering, and brilliant iridescence.
Said to be from Scythopolis (Beit She'an, Israel)

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