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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
mid-1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 3/8in. (11.1cm) Other: 4in. (10.2cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.124
  • Description

    Translucent blue green; handle in same color.
    Collar rim folded out, down, up and out, with rounded outer lip; short, slightly convex cylindrical neck, with tooling marks at base; broad sloping shoulder; body with convex sides, tapering downward; concave bottom; strap handle applied in large splayed claw pads to shoulder, drawn up and turned in horizontally, and then pressed on to underside of rim and top of neck.
    Intact; some bubbles and blowing striations; slight weathering, dulling, and iridescence; one patch of encusted earth on lower side of interior.

  • 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. 5442.

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