7 December 2000
A ROMAN GLASS JUG
Circa 3rd-4th Century A.D.
Transparent light green in color, free-blown, with a spherical body on a concave base, with a tall cylindrical neck, a splayed mouth, an out-folded rim, and a four-ribbed angular strap handle
8½ in. (21.6 cm) high
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For a similar jug see Kunina, no. 281, p. 308 in Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
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