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Glass flask

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 7/8in. (20cm) Other: 3 7/8in. (9.8cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.94
Not on view
Translucent blue-green.
Plain, rounded, and slightly thickened vertical rim; tall, slightly concave, cylindrical neck; horizontal shoulder; bulbous body, curving in to small, concave bottom.
Intact; many bubbles, elongated in neck; slight dulling, extensive pitting and iridescent weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5404, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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