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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
  • Description

    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.

  • 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. 5404.

  • See also
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    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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