Ewer (Lagynos)

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Object Name: 
Ewer (Lagynos)
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 21.5 cm, Diam (max): 21 cm
On Display
99-1 BCE
Primary Description: 
Ewer (Lagynos). Transparent yellowish-green glass with many small bubbles; cast or sagged, lathe- and wheel-cut, polished. Jug; short flaring rim rounded by grinding; tall, slender neck, almost cylindrical but splayed at bottom; wide, gently sloping shoulder with rounded edge; below this, wall tapers, then curves in towards base, with lathe-cut groove immediately above bottom; slightly splayed footring, also with lathe-cut groove, about 1 cm above bottom; corresponding, but deeper groove on inside of ring, which received flat circular disc, lathe-cut and polished on both surfaces. Sharply angled handle of rectangular cross-section springs from relief cut rectangular "platform" with beveled sides, rises vertically, then bends in sharply to join neck below rim, transition being marked by lozenge-shaped "platform" in low relief. Exterior of handle has wheel-cut decoration: at bottom, side tapers, then rises in two shallow steps, above which are two shallow grooves, 1.9 and 1.1 cm wide; above these, three parallel vertical grooves, which terminate above curve of handle; on upper surface, two relief-cut bands, perpendicular to grooves.
Guigoz, Edouard (Swiss, 1903-1970), Source
Glass of the Caesars
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
Pergamon and the Hellenistic kingdoms of the ancient world (2016) illustrated, p. 175; BIB# 144264
Glass Lagynoi Again (1999) p. 564, #2;
Glass of the Caesars (1987) illustrated, p. 37, #13; BIB# 31831
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 136-137, #280, pl. 38; BIB# 29547
An Illustrated Dictionary of Glass (1977) p. 178 ill.; BIB# 20156
Glass Lagynoi (1972) illustrated, pp. 17-18, figs. 1-2;