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Jug
3rd century CE-early 4th century CE

Medium
glass
Measurements
22.9 × 12.6 × 12.7 cm
Place/s of Execution
Syria
Accession Number
3941-D3
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of Howard Spensley, 1939
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Green jug with a widely splayed rim, the lip partially folded upwards and inwards and rounded, a cylindrical neck, globular body, and a pushed-in tubular base ring with a thickish knob in the centre underneath. A tripple-ribbed handle is joined from the rim to the shoulder. The jug is decorated with two thick horizontal trails, one underneath the rim to strengthen it and the other near the bottom of the neck. The jug is blown, the handle was dropped on at the shoulder and tooled into three prongs which grip the body, then drawn up to the rim, the ribs being formed at same time by tooling; pontil mark.

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