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Glass pendant in the form of a miniature jug

Translucent blue, with base and handle in same color.

Flaring rim; tall concave neck; bulbous body; applied pad base with flaring, rounded edge and flat bottom; rod handle applied to body and drawn up to rim.

Complete, except for weathered chip in base; dulling, pitting, and most of surfaces covered with iridescent creamy weathering. During manufacture a horizontal gap was left on the neck in the trail that formed the vessel.

Credit: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76...

4th-early 5th century A.D.
Glass; rod-formed and tooled
2.7 x 1.4 x 0.9 cm
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Permanent collection