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Glass pendant in the form of a miniature jar

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
late 3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; rod-formed, blobbed, and tooled
Dimensions:
Height: 11/16 x 5/8 in. (1.8 x 1.7 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4043
  • Description

    Uncertain color, appearing black, with same color pad base and loop handle; applied blobs in opaque yellow, white, and (possibly) light blue.
    Large rounded loop at top for suspension; squat globular body; pad base with rounded edge and flat bottom.
    Body decorated with small marvered blobs of varying sizes and one unmarvered blue blob.
    Intact; dulling, pitting, and patchy black 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. 4043.

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