A rare and fully intact ancient Roman jar, made of clear glass with a globular base and a long, thin neck. The vessel was decorated both on the neck and the body by horizontal lines, which were cut on a lathe.
Interestingly, the jar still has remnants of the original wax seal lodged in the opening, which is exceedingly rare to find.
Roman, circa second - fourth century C.E.
Height: 11.8 cm.
Received as a gift from Lt. Colonel Jacob F. Baker by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1979 (Inv. No. 79.603). Deaccessioned by the museum in 2007; thereafter with Artemis Gallery, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.; thereafter Dutch private collection.
Intact and choice condition, with an inventory label underneath. Quite rare!