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Glass square bottle

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; mold-blown
Dimensions:
4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm) Other: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.113
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green with purple swirls; handle in same color (?).
Rim folded out, over, and in, and flattened on top; broad, cylindrical neck, expanding downward to sloping shoulder with rounded corners; straight sides; slightly uneven, flat bottom; strap handle applied as a large pad to shoulder, drawn up vertically, turned in at sharp angle, and trailed on to top of neck and outer edge of rim.
Intact; many bubbles and blowing striations; pitting and brilliant iridesence.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5676, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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