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Glass jug

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
5 9/16 in. (14.2 cm)
Other: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Diam. of rim: 1 5/16 in. (3.4 cm)
Diam. of foot: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.114
Not on view
Translucent pale blue-green; handle in same color.
Rim folded out, over, and in, with beveled inner edge on flaring mouth; broad, funnel-shaped neck, with slight indent at base; elongated piriform body, tooled in to form integral pad base; flat bottom but with uneven indent off-center; strap handle applied as three large claws to top of body, drawn up and out, turned in at sharp angle, and trailed on to top of neck and underside of rim.
Intact, but cracks in body; many pinprick bubbles and some blowing striations; pitting, dulling, and milky weathering with iridesence.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5411, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 147, p. 138, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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