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Glass flask

Late Imperial
3rd–4th century A.D.
Glass; blown, tooled, and trailed
3 9/16 in. (9.1 cm)
Other: 2 7/16 in. (6.2 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 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.
From Cyprus

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. CIV, 1, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5750, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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. p. 155, Stockholm: Håkan Ohlssons Boktryckeri.

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