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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
3 13/16 × 2 13/16 in. (9.7 × 7.2 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 3/16 in. (3 cm) Diam. of foot: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5784
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent green with bluish tinge; handle in same color.
Collared rim with large splayed downward fold and everted upward lip, then turned in and smoothed into slightly flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, tapering slightly downwards, with tooled indent around base; short shoulder, curving outward to join bulbous body, with two thickened concentric ridges near top; splayed, integral base ring; pushed-in bottom; handle with two prominent ribs at sides, attached to upper body with downward fins, drawn up and slightly out, turned in at acute angle and pressed on to upper neck.
Intact, except for minor chip in rim; some bubbles, elongated in neck and handle; faint iridescence and weathering, with slight soil encrustaion on interior.

Colorless jug with handle.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5441, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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