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Glass jug

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
mid-1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
5 1/8 in. (13 cm) Other: 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm) Diam. of foot: 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.127
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green; handle in same color.
Rim folded out, round, and in, with beveled edges; flaring mouth; tall, cylindrical neck, with tooling marks at base; globular body; integral base ring with pronounced outward fold; flat bottom; flat bottom; strap handle of three ribs, applied as a thick, broad pad to upper body, drawn up and curved in, then trailed on to outer edge of rim and top of neck.
Broken and repaired, complete except for top of handle, where possible vertical thumb rest is missing; some pinprick bubbles; dulling and creamy weathering with iridescence.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5430, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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