Glass pendant in the form of a miniature jug or gourd
ca. 4th–5th century A.D.
Glass; rod-formed and trailed
Other: 11/16 x 1/2 x 7/16 in. (1.7 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm)
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Not on view
Deep purple, with same color handle; trail in opaque white. Thick, bulging rim; concave neck; irregular globular body; uneven rounded bottom; large ring handle (for suspension) pressed into top of body, neck, and underside of rim. Applied, marvered trail wound spirally from rim to edge of bottom. Complete, except for large, weathered chip in side of rim; severe pitting and dulling.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4040, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 500, pp. 310, 312, 322, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.