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Glass jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 7/8in. (9.8cm) Other: 2 1/4in. (5.7cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.112
Not on view
Colorless with pale blue-green tinge; handle in same color.
Rim folded down, round, and in; broad, flaring mouth; short, concvae neck; rounded shoulder, sloping downward; slightly convex sides tapering downward; pushed-in bottom with central pontil scar; strap handle applied to outer edge of shoulder, drawn up, round, and in, then trailed on to top of neck and underside of mouth and rim, and trailed off on top edge of rim.
Intact; many bubbles; deep 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. XC, 1, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5449, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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