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Glass pendant in the form of a miniature jug or gourd

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
ca. 4th–5th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; rod-formed and trailed
Dimensions:
Other: 11/16 x 1/2 x 7/16 in. (1.7 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4040
Not on view
Deep purple, with same color handle; trail in opaque white.
Thick, bulging rim; concave neck; irregular globular body; uneven rounded bottom; large ring handle (for suspension) pressed into top of body, neck, and underside of rim.
Applied, marvered trail wound spirally from rim to edge of bottom.
Complete, except for large, weathered chip in side of rim; severe pitting and dulling.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4040, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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