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Glass jug

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
5 11/16 in. (14.5 cm) Other: 4 3/16 in. (10.6 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 11/16 in. (4.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.147
Not on view
Colorless with pale blue green tinge; handle in same color.
Plain rounded rim with thickened, beveled fold below; broad, flaring mouth; slender, cylindrical neck with tooling indent around middle and expanding downward below; horizontal shoulder curving to join imperceptibly with large bulbous body; concave bottom; strap handle applied to shoulder, drawn up and out, turned in horizontally, drawn up and tooled to form pointed backward projecting thumb rest above, and then trailed on to rim and underside of mouth.
Broken, with many cracks, one part of rim and mouth missing, two holes in shoulder, and four small holes in body; some pinprick bubbles; pitting, dulling, and iridescence with creamy weathering on interior.
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. XCIII, 6, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5445, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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