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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) Diam.: 2 3/16 x 7/8 in. (5.6 x 2.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5783
Not on view
Translucent light blue green, with same color handle.
Rim folded out, over, and in, with beveled upper surface; cylindrical neck; squat, globular body; small, slightly uneven bottom; ribbed handle applied in large pad with claws to upper part of body, drawn up and outward, then folded in and attached in neck below rim with vertical, flat thumb rest above.
Intact; many bubbles; some iridescence and weathering on exterior, soil encrustation on interior of neck and iridescent weathering on inside of body.
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. XCII, 2, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5423, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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