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Glass jug

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
mid-1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm) Other: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.144
Not on view
Small one-handled jug
Translucent yellow green; handle in same color.
Lopsided rim folded out, round, and in, and pressed in to flaring mouth; short, cylindrical neck, expanding at base to join imperceptibly with squat, bulbous body; concave bottom; strap handle applied to top of body with two claw pads, drawn up and out, turned in horizontally, and trailed on to top of neck and underside of rim, with vertical fold above forming thumb rest.
Intact; some bubbles; patches of dulling, faint iridescence, and weathering.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. XCI, 5, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5412, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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