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Glass jug

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
H. 4 9/16 in. (11.5 cm); diameter 4 9/16 in. (11.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.122
  • Description

    Colorless with pale greyish green tinge; handle in same color.
    Tubular rim, folded out, down, over, and in, with beveled upper surface forming slight constriction to mouth; cylindrical neck, tapering slightly downwards, with tooled indent around base; conical body with convex curving sides; broad, slightly pushed-in bottom; strap handle, applied in a long, narrow pad on upper body, drawn up and out, then turned in at an acute angle, pressed on to neck under rim, with trail extending down neck.
    Decoration of wheel-abraded horizontal lines on lower half of body, comprising a single broad line at top, two other lines, and a single, fine line slightly above point of greatest diameter.
    Intact; few bubbles; dulling, iridescence, and patches of 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. 5629.

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