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Glass pourer flask

Mid Imperial
2nd–early 3rd century A.D.
Roman, Cypriot
Glass; blown
3 × 2 1/8 × 3 3/4 in. (7.6 × 5.4 × 9.5 cm) Diam. of rim: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
This simple but practical vessel was used for pouring liquids, drawn from large storage jars, into small containers. For example, such flasks might have been used to refill small terracotta oil lamps.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5617, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2013. "Metropolitan Müzesi, Cesnola Koleksiyonu’nda Yeralan Kıbrıs Cam Eserleri." Anadolu Antik Cam Araştırmaları Sempozyumu, Kaunos/Kbid Toplantıları, 2, C. Gençler Güray, ed. p. 86, fig. 4, Ankara: Bilgin Press.

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