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Glass jar

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 1 7/8 in. (7.3 x 7 x 4.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5838
Not on view
Colorless with pale green tinge; same color trail.
Plain rounded rim; flaring mouth; short concave neck; sack-shaped body; kick at center of bottom with traces of pontil scar.
Trail wound once around top of body.
Intact; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; dulling and traces of weathering on exterior; soil encrustation and patches of creamy brown weathering on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5717, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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