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Glass jug

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 1/16in. (7.9cm) Other: 2 9/16in. (6.5cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.117
Not on view
Uncertain color (colorless?); handle in same glass.
Rim folded out, down, round, up, and in, forming collar with vertical lip above mouth; slender, cylindrical neck, with tooling marks around base; squat, globular body; small concave bottom; handle applied as a large pad with three outward claws, drawn up and out, curved in, and trailed on to top of neck with vertical thumb-rest up rim.
Intact, except for small part of rim, and crack in body; dulling and brilliant iridescence on exterior; creamy weathering on interior; some soil encrustation around handle
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. XCIV, 9, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5424, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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