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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Hieght: 4 1/16in. (10.3cm) Diam.: 1 x 1 7/8 in. (2.5 x 4.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5781
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green, with same color handle.
Collared rim, folded out, down, and up, with lip on outer edge of flaring mouth; cylindrical neck with tooled indent around base; straight sides to conical body; flat bottom; handle applied as a long trail down side and lower part of neck, then drawn out in a loop and trailed on to rim and top of neck.
Trail on body below handle decorated with ten horizontal crimped notches.
Complete except for part of rim with weathered breaks; many pinprick and larger bubbles; deep pitting, brilliant iridescence, and patches of silvery 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. XCV, 3, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5416, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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