Jar

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Object Name: 
Jar
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
54.1.79
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 16.3 cm, Diam: 10.3 cm; Rim Diam: 7.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
225-399 or later
Primary Description: 
Light greenish blue, transparent; blown, applied. Roughly globular jar. Funnel mouth with plain rim; body has greatest diameter above mid-point; base plain, slightly concave; pontil mark large and irregular. Glass contains many bubbles, few particles of unfused batch material, and dark brown scale in upper mouth. Mouth is decorated with single trail, which descends spirally in seven revolutions from 2.2 cm below rim to bottom of mouth.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Evans, Sir John, Former Collection
Smith, Ray Winfield (American, 1897-1982), Source
1954-10-11
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) illustrated, pp. 157-158, pl. 676; BIB# 58895
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) illustrated, pp. 157-158, pl. 676; BIB# 58895
Glass Capturing the Dance of Light (1993) illustrated, p. 62, bottom; BIB# AI30595
Seasons Greetings from Sherry-Lehmann (1990/11) illustrated, p. 44; BIB# 90994
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 24, #10; p. 23; BIB# 33211
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, p. 20, #10; BIB# 21161
Glass from the Ancient World: The Ray Winfield Smith Collection (1957) illustrated, pp. 122-123, #214; BIB# 27315