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Glass jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm) Other: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm) Diam. of foot: 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.116
Not on view
Small one-handled jug
Translucent pale blue green; handle and trail in same color.
Rim folded over and in and pressed into outer edge of broad, flaring mouth; short and slender concave neck, expanding downwards to piriform body; integral tubular base ring; pushed-in bottom with central pontil mark; rod handle applied as a large, uneven pad to top of body, drawn up and out, curved in horizontally and trailed onto underside of mouth and edgeof rim, with outward projecting thumb-rest above.
Trail in 1.5 turns around neck.
Intact, except for part of trail; pinprick bubbles; pitting, dulling, and milky weathering with iridesence
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5719, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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