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Glass flask

Mid Imperial
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Glass; blown
Overall: 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 1 15/16 in. (9.5 x 6.4 x 4.9 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Tubular rim, folded out, over, and in, and smoothed into broad flaring, funnel-shaped mouth; short cylindrical neck, with tooled indent around base; piriform body; pushed-in bottom with slight kick at center.
Complete except for pitting holes and one crack in body; many bubbles; deep pitting, brilliant iridescence, and patches of creamy brown weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5391, p. 509, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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