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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
3 5/8 in. (9.3 cm) Other: 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.105
Not on view
Small, one-handled jug
Translucent pale blue green; handle in same color.
Rim folded out, down, and up, with vertical rounded lip above mouth; short cylindrical neck; conical body curving in to flat base; handle attached as a long vertical pad to body, drawn out and round, and trailed onto top of neck and outer edge of rim with vertical tooled thumb rest above.
Decoration of four horizontal projecting pressed fins on pad below handle.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles; dulling, some pitting, and iridescent weathering.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. XCV, 6, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5410, p. 509, 511, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2013. "Metropolitan Müzesi, Cesnola Koleksiyonu’nda Yeralan Kıbrıs Cam Eserleri." Anadolu Antik Cam Araştırmaları Sempozyumu, Kaunos/Kbid Toplantıları, 2, C. Gençler Güray, ed. p. 85, fig. 2, Ankara: Bilgin Press.

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