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Glass jug with trefoil rim

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 7/16in. (13.8cm) Other: 3 1/8in. (7.9cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.120
Not on view
Translucent blue green; handle in same color.
Tubular rim folded over, in, and pressed into sides of neck, then tooled into trefoil shape; cylindrical, funnel-shaped neck, slightly tooled in at base; bulbous body; slightly concave bottom; strap handle applied in two large splayed claw pads to top of body, drawn up and outward, curved in, with a vertical fold as thumb rest above rim, and then trailed on to outer edge of rim and top of neck.
Intact; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; deep pitting, with weathering and iridescence.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Ormidia

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5447, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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