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Glass jug

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 5/8in. (9.2cm) Other: 2 1/16in. (5.2cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.106
  • Description

    Small, one-handled jug
    Colorless with pale green tinge; handle in same color.
    Uneven rim folded out, round, and partially in, with beveled outer edge; flaring mouth; short cylindrical neck, curving out at base to bulbous body with convex sides; flat but slightly uneven bottom; handle attached as pad to body, drawn out, up, and round, and trailed on to top of neck and outer edge of rim with loop above rim.
    Intact; some large bubbles, blowing striations, and glassy inclusions; dulling, some pitting, and iridescence, with areas of creamy weathering.

  • Provenance

    From Cyprus

  • References

    Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 5413.

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