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Jug with Ribbon Handle
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Jug with Ribbon Handle

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Description This translucent blue-green blown glass jug is globular in shape with a cylindrical neck and funnel mouth. The blown glass handle joins the rim to the body of the vessel. Two thin trails decorate the jug, one below the lip and another around the neck. The decorative motif of trailing, where molten threads of glass are applied to a vessel, is what gives us the rather late date for this piece. It would have been used in a dining setting to hold either wine or water for a Roman banquet. Jugs of this type have been found throughout the Roman Empire, but are especially prevalent in the Eastern provinces.
Date Description Narrative
  • In Search of Ancient Treasure: 40 Years of Collecting. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
  • 3000 Years of Glass: Treasures from The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1982.
Provenance Hilda Holme, Baltimore, [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase [at Pompeii]; Walters Art Museum, 1948, by gift.
Credit Gift of Hilda Holme, 1948

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4th century CE (Late Antique)
glass, blown
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H: 6 3/16 in. (15.7 cm)


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