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Glass jug

Period:
Mid to Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
6 7/16in. (16.4cm) Other: 5 5/16in. (13.5cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.134
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Colorless with pale green tinge; handle in same color.
Solid rim with rounded lip and downward rib below; broad, flaring mouth; short, cylindrical neck; globular body; pushed-in bottom; broad strap handle, decorated on exterior with vertical combed ribs, attached to top of body, drawn up and slightly out, then folded in and down, and trailed on to underside of mouth and top of neck.
Broken and repaired with crack running from base of neck, below handle, and around sides; some pinprick and one large bubble in body, many bubbles and a few gritty impurities in handle; some limy encrustation and faint 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, 3, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5452, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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