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Glass jug

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
H. 4 9/16 in. (11.5 cm); diameter 4 9/16 in. (11.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.122
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Colorless with pale greyish green tinge; handle in same color.
Tubular rim, folded out, down, over, and in, with beveled upper surface forming slight constriction to mouth; cylindrical neck, tapering slightly downwards, with tooled indent around base; conical body with convex curving sides; broad, slightly pushed-in bottom; strap handle, applied in a long, narrow pad on upper body, drawn up and out, then turned in at an acute angle, pressed on to neck under rim, with trail extending down neck.
Decoration of wheel-abraded horizontal lines on lower half of body, comprising a single broad line at top, two other lines, and a single, fine line slightly above point of greatest diameter.
Intact; few bubbles; dulling, iridescence, and patches of weathering.

Squat colorless blown glass jug with wide flat handle and incised lines.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5629, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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