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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
mid-1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 3/8in. (11.1cm) Other: 4in. (10.2cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.124
Not on view
Translucent blue green; handle in same color.
Collar rim folded out, down, up and out, with rounded outer lip; short, slightly convex cylindrical neck, with tooling marks at base; broad sloping shoulder; body with convex sides, tapering downward; concave bottom; strap handle applied in large splayed claw pads to shoulder, drawn up and turned in horizontally, and then pressed on to underside of rim and top of neck.
Intact; some bubbles and blowing striations; slight weathering, dulling, and iridescence; one patch of encusted earth on lower side of interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5442, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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