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Glass jug

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
2 3/4 in. (7 cm) Other: 2 1/8 in. (5.5 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.118
Not on view
Colorless with green tinge; handle in same color.
Uneven rim folded out, over, and in; slightly concave, cylindrical neck; squat, bulbous body; thick, slightly concave bottom; strap handle applied in two large claw pads to top of body, drawn up and slightly outward, curved in, and trailed on to top of neck, with fold above projecting out under rim.
Intact; some bubbles; creamy weathering on rim and neck; dulling, pitting, and iridescence on body.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5422, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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