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Glass pourer flask

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
mid-2nd–early 3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H. 7.29 cm.
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.80
  • Description

    Colorless.
    Thick rim, folded out, down, over and in, and pressed into broad, flaring mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding downwards to short sloping shoulder; squat, bulbous body, drawn out on one side into slender nozzle; pushed-in bottom.
    Complete, except for hole in body extending to nozzle; many pinprick and some large, elongated bubbles, and blowing striations; pitting, brilliant iridescence, and patches of thick creamy weathering.

  • Provenance

    From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

  • References

    Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 5618.

    Vessberg, Olof. 1952. "Roman Glass in Cyprus." Opuscula archaeologica, 7: p. 149, pl. 10.2.

    Vessberg, Olof and Alfred Wesholm. 1956. The Swedish Cyprus Expedition, Vol. 4, Pt. 3. Stockholm: Håkan Ohlssons Boktryckeri, p. 170, fig. 51:2.

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