PALE GREEN ROMAN GLASS PITCHER
This beautiful pale green pitcher has a domed body with a flat base slightly hollowed. The graceful neck, funnel-mouth and arched handle combine to make a lovely example of glassware from the period. In addition to the pale color it has patches of unusual “opalescent” type of iridescence. There is a row of faint mold-blown indents on the body which indicates this piece was removed from the mold and further inflated. The green thread handle was first attached at the shoulder then pulled up and attached at the mouth. The piece is intact and was found in Israel.
Third to Fourth Century A.D.
H: 9.5 cm, Rim D: 4.5 cm
Cf. Hayes 1975, #416, #438, APC #Z-15