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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
mid-1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 1/2 x 3 1/8in. (11.5 x 8cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.135
Not on view
Translucent blue green; handle in same color.
Collar rim folded out, down, up, and out, with horizontal outer lip; short cylindrical neck, curving out at base to join sloping shoulder; cylindrical body, with sides tapering downwards; concave bottom; reeded strap handle applied to top of body and outer edge of shoulder in broad pad, drawn up and out, then turned in horizontally at acute angle, trailed on to top of neck and bottom edge of rim, and tooled into flat pad.
Three horizontal bands of wheel-cut decoration on body: upper and lower bands each comprising two fine parallel lines; central band of two fine lines flanking a broader groove.
Intact; many bubbles and blowing striations; dulling, pitting, and iridescence with patches of creamy weathering.
Myres mistakenly classified this bottle as mold blown.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5680, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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