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vessel / jug / cameo / bottle

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1859,0216.1.a

  • Description

    Fragment of a closed vessel (jug? bottle?) in transparent deep blue and opaque white cameo glass. The decoration, in white, shows part of a vine leaf, with raised areas (tendrils?) from which white has disappeared.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 25-50
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 2.3 centimetres
    • Width: 2.3 centimetres
    • Thickness: 0.3 centimetres
    • Thickness: 0.2 centimetres (blue)
    • Thickness: 0.1 centimetres (white)
  • Curator's comments

    This piece was once thought to belong to the Auldjo jug (1859.2-16.1), but it can now be confirmed as alien to the jug and therefore part of another vessel.

  • Bibliography

    • Tatton-Brown et al 2007 13 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1859

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1859,0216.1.a


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