Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Glass pendant in the form of a miniature jug

Late Imperial
4th–early 5th century A.D.
Glass; rod-formed and tooled
Other: 1 1/16 x 9/16 x 3/8 in. (2.7 x 1.4 x 0.9 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent blue, with base and handle in same color.
Flaring rim; tall concave neck; bulbous body; applied pad base with flaring, rounded edge and flat bottom; rod handle applied to body and drawn up to rim.
Complete, except for weathered chip in base; dulling, pitting, and most of surfaces covered with iridescent creamy weathering. During manufacture a horizontal gap was left on the neck in the trail that formed the vessel.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4041, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 502, pp. 310, 312, 322–23, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Related Objects

Glass rings and bracelets

Artist: Date: 3rd century B.C. –4th century A.D.
Accession Number: 74.51.4244, 17.194.332, .334, .344, .346
Date: 3rd century B.C. –4th century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 74.51.4244, 17.194.332, .334, .344, .346 On view in:Gallery 171

Pendant with Scenes from the Life of Christ and Two Saints

Artist: Reinhold Vasters (German, Erkelenz 1827–1909 Aachen) Date: ca. 1870–95 Medium: Verre eglomisé with enameled gold mounts and with a pendant pearl Accession: 1982.60.380 On view in:Gallery 542

Glass strigil (scraper)

Artist: Date: 3rd–4th century A.D.
Accession Number: 15.43.197
Date: 3rd–4th century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 15.43.197 On view in:Gallery 168

Glass lid

Artist: Date: 2nd–3rd century A.D.
Accession Number: 74.51.5824
Date: 2nd–3rd century A.D. Medium: Glass Accession: 74.51.5824 On view in:Gallery 171

Gold amulet case

Artist: Date: 1st–3rd century A.D.
Accession Number: 74.51.3320
Date: 1st–3rd century A.D. Medium: Gold Accession: 74.51.3320 On view in:Gallery 176