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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
mid-1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm) Diam.: 4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.128
Not on view
Translucent blue green; handle in same color.
Collar rim folded out, down, up, and out, with horizontal outer lip; slightly funnel-shaped cylindrical neck, with slight tooling indent around base; squat, globular body; concave bottom; strap handle applied to shoulder in two large claw pads at sides and smaller central rib, drawn up and out, then turned in and down, trailed on to top of neck and up rim with end on top edge of outer lip.
Intact; few bubbles in body but some black and glassy impurities in handle; dulling, weathering, and iridescence, with most of surfaces covered with limy encrustation.
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. XCII, 5, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5446, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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