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Glass jug

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm) Other: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.131
Not on view
Translucent pale yellow green; handle in same color.
Rim folded unevenly out, round, and in; slightly funnel-shaped cylindrical neck, with tooling marks at base; globular body; concave bottom; strap handle applied to shoulder in three thick claw pads, drawn up and out, turned in horizontally, with a double vertical fold as thumb rest above rim, and then trailed on to top of neck and outer edge of rim.
Intact; many bubbles; dulling, pitting, and iridescent weathering.
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. 5432, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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