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Glass jar with two handles

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Accession Number:
30.115.78
Not on view
Translucent blue green; handles in same color.
Outsplayed rim, folded over and in, and smoothed into side of mouth; broad funnel-shaped neck; narrow shoulder; bulbous body; deep kick in bottom with central pontil scar; two large rod handles attached in pads to upper body, drawn up, folded in and downwards, and then trailed onto rim (and top of neck on one side), ending just over top of rim.
On body, twelve vertical ribs in relief.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles; dulling, fine pitting, and iridescence, with some patches of creamy weathering.
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