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Glass square bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; mold-blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 15/16in. (12.5cm) Other: 3 1/4in. (8.3cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.109
Not on view
Translucent blue green; handle in same color.
Rim folded out, round, and in, with flaring mouth; cylindrical, slightly concave neck, with tooling marks around base; sloping shoulder with rounded corners; four flat sides, tapering downward; flat but slightly uneven bottom with slight ribbing in parallel lines; claw handle applied to shoulder, drawn up and outward, then turned in horizontally and trailed on to top of neck and underside of rim.
Intact; few bubbles; slight pitting, dulling, and iridescence on exterior; patches of creamy weathering on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5672, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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