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Glass flask

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 7/16in. (16.4cm) Other: 2 15/16in. (7.4cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.24
  • Description

    Colorless.
    Flaring, solid rim with rounded ridge on outer edge; concave neck joining imperceptibly with sloping sides of body; concave bottom.
    Wheel-abraded decoration in three groups of horizontal bands; two parallel lines 1.95 and 2.1 cm below rim, two broader parallel lines 8.4 and 9.0 cm below rim, and two narrowm parallel lines 0.9 and 0.85 above bottom.
    Intact; few bubbles, but one or two gritty inclusions; patches of iridescence and enamel-like weathering.

  • Provenance

    From Cyprus

  • References

    Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 5625.

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