Roman Glass 100 BC - 400 AD

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Urn with lead container

STORAGE JAR used as cinerary urn with

Ovoid body with short
neck, everted, downwardly folded rim. Base slightly
indented, no pontil mark.
Lead sheathing. Cylindrical container, straight walls
curving gently inward to flat, slightly recessed base.
Flat cover with vertical rim.
This type of jar is generally found in its secondary use
as an urn. It had a place among the household glass,
probably as a storage jar. It may have served too for
the passing of a mullet at a banquet. As a household
jar it was found at Pompeii and at Boscoreale and the
earliest examples date from the Claudian-Neronian
period. The cinerary urns are often protected by a lead

 Go to publications, catalogue, for full description (page 31-33)

Roman Glass 100 BC - 400 AD

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