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Glass flask

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
mid-3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
4 3/16 in. (10.6 cm) Other: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) Diam. of rim: 2 3/4 in. (6.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.31
Not on view
Colorless.
Rim folded round and in; wide, funnel-shaped mouth; short, concave neck; globular body; pushed-in bottom.
Intact; many bubbles; heavily pitted with severe iridescent weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5348, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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