Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

ZIG-ZAG ROMAN GLASS JAR

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 6, 2015

(22R) ROMAN GLASS ZIG-ZAG JAR ALLAIRE COLLECTION

The short-neck jar is a type of Roman glass which first appeared in the Third Century AD and became a common shape during the 4th and 5th Centuries. Its characteristic globular body was often decorated with pinched ribs, indentations or trailed-on threads. The example here is one of the most classic designs of the type.  This jar is made of pale yellow-green glass, having turquoise handles and light turquoise zig-zag trailing.  It has a pontil mark and is intact.

H: 9 cm D: 7.5 cm

4th. to 5th. Century AD

Israel Museum #5, A.P.C. CR-85

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