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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 5/16in. (10.9cm) Other: 3 5/16in. (8.4cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.126
Not on view
Translucent blue green; handle in same color.
Collar rim folded out, down, and up, with rounded outer vertical lip; slightly funnel-shaped cylindrical neck, with tooling marks at base; globular body; concave bottom; strap handle applied in four claw pads to shoulder, drawn up and turned in horizontally, with a vertical fold as thumb rest above rim, and then trailed on to outer edge of rim and top of neck.
Intact; few bubbles in body but many elongated bubbles in handle; dulling, weathering, and iridescence, with areas of pitting.
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. XCIII, 3, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5439, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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