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Glass flask

Late Imperial
3rd–4th century A.D.
Glass; blown and tooled
3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm) Other: 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
Colorless with bluish green tinge, with same color ribs.
Plain rounded, slightly thickened rim; funnel-shaped mouth; short, cylindrical neck, expanding downward; bulbous body; kick in bottom.
Ten slanting, vertical ribs, placed unevenly around body, one extending on to neck.
Intact; some large and pinprick bubbles; several black, protruding inclusions; pitting, iridescence, and patches of enamel-like weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5747, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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