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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
mid-1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown, trailed, and tooled
Dimensions:
7 7/16 in. (18.9 cm) Other: 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm) Diam. of rim: 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm) Diam. of foot: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.141
Not on view
One-handled jug of olpe shape, made to resemble metal (bronze) jugs
Translucent blue green; handle and trail in same color.
Rim folded out, down, up, and out, with rounded lip; broad cylindrical neck expanding downward to join imperceptibly with elongated bulbous body; low integral base and concave bottom with uneven surface; handle with central rib applied to top of body with long downward claw, drawn up and out, turned in horizontally to rim, with vertical fold forming thumb rest above.
Single trail applied to part of top outer edge of rim in front of handle with tooled vertical rib to either side of handle.
Intact, except for chip in rim and trail with one rib missing; few bubbles and glassy inclusions; dulling and iridescent weathering, with some soil encrustation on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5453, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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