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Glass jug

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
4 5/16 in. (11 cm) Other: 3 in. (7.6 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm) Diam. of foot: 1 9/16 in. (3.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.133
Not on view
Small one-handled jug
Translucent yellow green; handle in same color.
Rim folded out, down, round, and up, with beveled outer edge above flaring mouth; slightly cone-shaped cylindrical neck, with tooling marks at base; squat, bulbous body, curving in to integral, high base ring; concave bottom; strap handle applied to shoulder in two broad claws at front and triangular pad at back spreading to base of neck with tooling mark across it, drawn up and out, turned in horizontally, with a vertical fold as thumb rest above rim, and then trailed on to top of neck and outer edge of rim.
Intact; some bubbles; some dulling and weathering, with areas of brilliant iridescence.
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. XCIV, 5, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5431, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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