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Glass jug

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 3/16in. (13.2cm) Other: 3 7/8in. (9.8cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.125
Not on view
Translucent yellow green; handle in same color.
Thick tubular rim folded out, over, and in; concave neck, expanding downward; sloping shoulder; slightly convex sides to body, tapering sharply downward; small concave bottom; strap handle applied in two large splayed claw pads to shoulder, 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; some bubbles, elongated on neck; pitting and dulling, with weathering and iridescence.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5448, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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