Cinerary Urn

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Object Name: 
Cinerary Urn
Accession Number: 
66.1.241
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 28.5 cm, Diam: 28.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
75-199
Primary Description: 
Transparent bluish green glass, bubbly; blown. Cinerary urn with cylindrical body and reeded handle; rim folded out, up and in to form thick flange which slopes downward to lip; cylindrical neck with slight bulge, expanding toward bottom; sloping, rounded shoulder; wide cylindrical body, tapering slightly toward bottom, then curving in to flat base; no pontil mark. Broad strap attached to shoulder, drawn up, bent sharply in and attached to upper part of neck, after which residue of glass is folded over and up; lower part of handle has nineteen ribs.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Bemberg, Jurgen von, Source
1966
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Glass of the Caesars
Venue(s)
British Museum 1987-11-18 through 1988-03-06
Romisch-Germanisches Museum 1988-04-15 through 1988-10-18
Musei Capitolini 1988-11-03 through 1989-01-31
Corning Museum of Glass
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 185, #325; p. 357, #325; BIB# 58895
Glass of the Caesars (1987) illustrated, p. 97, #39; BIB# 31831