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Glass jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm) Other: 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm) Diam. of rim: 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm) Diam. of foot: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.136
Not on view
Translucent pale bluish green; handle and trails in same color.
Rounded tubular rim to broad flaring mouth; funnel-shaped neck; sloping shoulder, slightly indented below handle; globular body; applied thick coil base ring; slightly pushed in bottom with thick, sharp, central pontil mark; strap handle applied to shoulder in an uneven, slanting pad, drawn out in a straight line, then in at an acute angle, and trailed on to underside of mouth over trail and up above lip of rim.
One trail applied slightly over one time around underside of mouth; another trail, applied as a large pad drawn out slightly over one time around center of neck.
Broken and repaired, with cracks in one side of body and small hole; many bubbles; black impurities in handle and base; dulling, faint iridescence, and one patch of weathering on inside of body.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5451, pp. 509, 511, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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