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Flask with two handles

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 4 1/2in. (11.5cm) Other: 2 1/8in. (5.5cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.108
  • Description

    Translucent pale green; handles in same color.
    Rim folded down, round, and up, with beveled outer lip; short, flaring mouth; cylindrical neck; convex shoulder curving downward; straight, tapering sides to body, turned out to form integral base ring with slight concave bottom; two claw handles applied to shoulder, drawn up and round, then trailed onto top of neck and underside of rim.
    Badly cracked around body, with one hole in side below handle; few bubbles; dulling, faint pitting, and creamy weathering with iridescence.

  • Provenance

    From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Kition (modern Larnaka)

  • References

    Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 5460.

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