Jug, Glass, Roman

Production date
4th Century CE
Country
Italy
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Object detail

Description
Squat glass jug with a globular body, folded trefoil mouth, and ribbed strap handle with tang. The glass is pale green in colour with some encrustation and iridescence. The body shape is very even with a thick trail of glass on the underside of the rim. Some dicolouration in the inner body of the vessel.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman
Production date
4th Century CE
Production place
Measurements
H117mm x W95mm x D95mm
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
E40210

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