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Glass pendant in the form of a miniature jar

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
late 3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; rod-formed, blobbed, and tooled
Dimensions:
Height: 3/4 x 9/16 in. (1.9 x 1.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4044
Not on view
Uncertain color, appearing black, with same color pad base and loop handle; applied blobs in opaque white.
Large rounded loop at top for suspension; very squat globular body; pad base with rounded edge and flat bottom.
Body decorated with a few marvered blobs of varying sizes and one unmarvered blue blob.
Intact; dulling, some deep pitting, and patchy black weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4044, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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