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Glass flask

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown, tooled and trailed
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 9/16in. (9.1cm) Other: 2 7/16in. (6.2cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.30
  • Description

    Colorless with bluish green tinge, with same color trail and ribs.
    Rim folded out, over, and in; funnel-shaped mouth; short, cylindrical neck, expanding downward; bulbous body; kick in bottom with trace of pontil scar.
    Trail wound once round neck; eight slanting, vertical ribs of varying length around body.
    Intact; some large and pinprick bubbles; several gritty inclusions; slight iridescence.

  • 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. 5750.

    Vessberg, Olof. 1952. "Roman Glass in Cyprus." Opuscula archaeologica, 7: p. 133.

    Vessberg, Olof and Alfred Wesholm. 1956. The Swedish Cyprus Expedition, Vol. 4, Pt. 3. Stockholm: Håkan Ohlssons Boktryckeri, p. 155.

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