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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 5/16in. (8.4cm) Diam.: 2 1/4 x 13/16 in. (5.7 x 2.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5785
Not on view
Translucent yellow brown, with translucent light green handle.
Rim folded out, over, and in, with flattened upper surface; cylindrical neck, expanding downwards; squat, bulbous body; concave bottom; broad strap handle applied in large pad with two outer claws to top part of body, drawn up, then turned in vertically and attached in neck below rim with vertical loop as a thumb rest above.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles; dulling and faint limy weathering with some iridescence, soil encrustation and whitish iridescent weathering on interior.
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. XC, 4, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5425, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Vessberg, Olof. 1952. "Roman Glass in Cyprus." Opuscula archaeologica, 7: p. 127.

Vessberg, Olof and Alfred Wesholm. 1956. The Swedish Cyprus Expedition, Vol. 4, Pt. 3. p. 146, Stockholm: Håkan Ohlssons Boktryckeri.

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