Jug, Glass, Roman

Production date
2nd Century CE-3rd Century CE
Country
Italy
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Object detail

Description
Fine green glass jug. Rising from a flat base, to a mostly rectangular body, rounding to the parallel sided neck opening out to a flaring rim. Added to the body is a solid glass high-flung handle. Added to the neck is a circular trail of glass. The body is decorated with honeycomb style indents. Some discolouration on the inside of the vessel.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman
Production date
2nd Century CE-3rd Century CE
Production place
Measurements
L135mm X W58mm x D58mm
W78mm at handle
Media/Materials description
Glass
History and use
Glassmaking has evolved through the centuries. Techniques have included inflating glass using a blowpipe (blown), using open moulds (casting), and covering a core with glass (core formed). Artists began to experiment with colour, design, patterns and inlays, which were added for special embellishment. Small imperfections are present - handles are not always level, the body may contain air bubbles, yet these lend uniqueness and charm to each item. Glass was often a luxury item. Jugs were used for storing and serving food and drink, such as oils, sauces, and vinegars.
Registration number
E40195

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