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Glass jug

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
6 5/8 in. (16.9 cm) Other: 3 15/16 in. (10 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.115
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent pale blue green; handle in same color but with olive green streaks.
Rim folded out, down, over, and in, and pressed flat on top surface; oval mouth; cylindrical neck with tooling marks around base; large piriform body; pushed-in bottom; curving handle with ribs at sides, attached to top of body with downward fins, drawn up and out, turned in horizontally and trailed on to top of neck and rim, with folded thumb rest above.
Complete but several internal cracks in rim and body; pinprick and larger bubbles with some white gritty impurities in body, and many black streaky impurities in handle; faint iridescence and weathering, with one patch of brownish weathering on interior.

Bluish pear-shaped blown glass vase with curving handle.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5418, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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