Roman Tri-Footed Marbled Glass Jug

£ 995.00

A unique Ancient Roman glass jug, with red-brown marbling in clear glass. A single handle connects the body and mouth, for ease of use. The vessel is propped upon three small feet and the flared trefoil rim is moulded into a point, ideal for pouring.

Date: Circa 1st – 4th century AD
Condition: Fine, complete and intact. Some earthy encrustation to the surface.
Product Code: RGS-38
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Glass was often the preferred material for storing expensive oils, perfumes and medicines in antiquity because it was not porous. By the 1st century AD, the technique of glassblowing had revolutionised the art of glassmaking, allowing for the production vessels for a range of different purposes. Glass vessels are found frequently at Hellenistic and Roman sites, especially in cemeteries, and the liquids that filled them would have been gathered from all corners of the expansive Roman Empire. A large part of ancient glassworks was designed for tableware use, in particular for carrying and serving water and wine at banquets. Jugs, one of the most frequently used containers, were created in various shapes and sizes.

To learn more about Roman glass, visit our relevant post: How It Was Made: Roman Glass.

Dimensions H 12 cm
Glass

Blown Glass

Region

Southern Europe

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