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Glass jar

Period:
Imperial
Date:
mid-1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm) Diam.: 4 1/2 x 3 7/8 in. (11.4 x 9.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.11
  • Description

    Colorless with a pale blue green tinge.
    Horizontal rim, with rounded tubular edge, folded out, down, in, and down again, forming collar around neck; ovoid body; slightly concave bottom.
    Intact; many bubbles and blowing striations; some limy encrustation and thick, creamy brown weathering under rim and on interior, deep pitting and iridescent weathering on exterior.

  • Provenance

    Until 1881, collection of Jules Charvet, Le Pecq, Île-de-France; 1881, purchased from J. Charvet by Henry G. Marquand; acquired in 1881, gift of Henry G. Marquand.

  • References

    Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1895. The Terracottas and Pottery of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in Halls 4 and 15. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 215-216.

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