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Overall H: 17.9 cm, W: 10 cm, Diam (max): 8.7 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
There are 94 glass shards that make up this fragmentary pitcher, but much of the object is still missing. Fills are used to provide structural support and to make sure “floating” fragments (fragments that barely touch any adjoining glass) are not lost. They also show what the pitcher looked like before it was broken. You can see a large fill on the bottom of the pitcher. Our conservators worked on this pitcher in the Museum’s conservation lab.
Errett, Raymond F., Source
Primary Description: 
Pitcher. Almost colorless, with yellowish tinge; small bubbles; transparent blue. Blown; applied. Pitcher with globular body. Rim plain, with rounded lip; neck straight and tapering; wall (Th. 0.1 cm) has smooth, convex profile, curving down and out and in, and merging with base, which was probably rounded. Handle with oval cross section dropped onto wall just above greatest diameter, drawn up and out, curved inward, and reattached to top of neck; at greatest height, pinched and flattened, roughly triangular finial. Decorated on neck with continuous horizontal band bordered by single trails at upper and lower edges. Band contains three rows of seven prunts; top and bottom rows are colorless, and central row is blue.