Roman Glass Jar With Handles


Ca. 300 AD. Translucent green; handles in the same color. Outsplayed rim, folded over and in, and smoothed into the side of mouth; broad funnel-shaped neck; narrow shoulder; bulbous body; deep kick in the bottom with central pontil scar; two large rod handles attached in pads to the upper body, drawn up, folded in and downwards, and then trailed onto the rim, ending just over the top of the rim. On the body, twelve vertical ribs in relief. Intact; some pinprick bubbles; dulling, fine pitting, and iridescence, with some patches of creamy weathering. For a very similar glass jar in the Museum of Metropolitan Art Collection, see

Size: L:123mm / W:110mm ; 202.2g

Provenance: Private UK collection; acquired in London before 2000.

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