Jug with Green Trails

By
Nicole Berlin
Nicole Berlin is a second year Classical Art and Archaeology graduate student. She received her BA in Classics and Anthropology from Northwestern University and has had a wide variety of experiences in the art world, from the excavation of a Roman villa at Chiusi to working on Egyptian archaeology documentaries in Rome. Nicole is a graduate intern at the JHUAM and has a particular interest in Roman wall painting.
  • _NWK4025webAccession Number: JHUAM HT 159
  • Measurements: Width: 7.5cm, Height: 15.8cm
  • Material: Glass
  • Culture/Date: Roman, 4th c. CE
  • Provenance: Syrio-Palestinian

 

This transparent green jug has an oval-shaped body, cylindrical neck, funnel mouth and sits on a disc-shaped, concave base. The separately made handle rises from the shoulder to the rim where it is folded over. The handle would have been pulled out from the body of the vessel before being folded down to reach the shoulder. Three thick trails, the same color as the vessel, decorate the surface, two below the rim and one at the bottom of the neck. This vessel type is most commonly found throughout Syria and Palestine.

Comparanda:
Israel Museum 85.72.116 and Louvre MNC 1827.