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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 4 in. (10.2 cm) Diam.: 2 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (5.7 x 3.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5782
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green, with same color handle.
Tubular rim, folded out, round, and in, and pressed into top of mouth; short cylindrical neck with uneven tooled indents; straight sides to conical body; pushed-in bottom; strap handle applied as a pad on top of body, drawn out in a loop and trailed on to edge of rim and top of neck, with vertical loop above.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles; dulling, faint iridescence, limy encrustation and weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5407, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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