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Glass jug

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
4 3/4 in. (12 cm) Other: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.129
Not on view
Translucent blue green; handle in same color but with some green streaks.
Tubular rim folded out, down, round, and in, and then pressed on to inside of flaring mouth; short, slightly funnel-shaped cylindrical neck, with tooling marks at base; narrow, sloping shoulder; conical body, with convex sides; broad, concave bottom; strap handle applied to shoulder with two rounded claw pads at sides and central rib, drawn up and out, turned in horizontally, drawn up in S shape to form 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 some black and streaks in handle; dulling, weathering, and iridescence, with most of surfaces covered with a limy encrustation.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5437, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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