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Glass jug

Period:
Late Imperial or Early Byzantine
Date:
4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
3 1/8 in. (8 cm) Other: 2 1/4 in. (5.8 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 15/16 in. (5 cm) Diam. of foot: 1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.137
Not on view
Small one-handled jug
Translucent pale bluish green, with translucent deep purple handle.
Rounded tubular rim folded out, over, and in to flaring mouth; short, concave neck; globular body; integral tubular base ring; flat bottom with small central indent; rod handle applied to upper body in a large pad with tooling indent, drawn out and up, tooled in to flat projection, then turned in and trailed on to rim, with another tooled projection above.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles and glassy inclusions in body; dulling, iridescence, and weathering on body.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5450, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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