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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
mid-1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
2 1/4 in. (5.8 cm) Other: 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 3/16 in. (3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.145
Not on view
Small one-handled jug
Translucent streaky purple, with opaque pale blue handle.
Rim folded out, down, and up, with beveled slanting outer lip; flaring mouth; cylindrical neck; slightly squat, globular body; small, slightly concave bottom; strap handle applied to top of body with two claw pads, drawn up, turned in horizontally, and trailed on to underside of rim and top of neck.
Large hole in top of body on side opposite handle; center of strap of handle very thin and partially weathered away; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; dulling, pitting, and iridescence, with patches of creamy weathering.
From Cyprus

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. LXXXIX, 2, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5458, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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