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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
mid-1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 3/4in. (14.6cm) Other: 3 11/16in. (9.4cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.142
Not on view
Translucent blue green; handle and trail in same color; purple streak in rim and neck.
Everted rounded rim, tooled into trefoil shape; funnel-shaped, oval neck; sloping shoulder; body tapering downward with convex sides; concave bottom; strap handle with three ribs applied to shoulder, drawn up and out, turned in horizontally to rim, and trailed on to top of neck and underside of rim.
Complete, but cracks in upper body below handle, running up shoulder and neck to rim; many pinprick bubbles; dulling, pitting, and iridescence on exterior; weathering and encrustation on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5444, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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