Jug

  • Collection Number Ζ0350
  • Date 2nd century AD
    100 a.D. - 200 a.D.
  • Description Large cylindrical jug with narrow neck, wide rim and a broad angular handle. This jug was locally made during the most productive period of Cypriot glass industry, that is the 1st and 2nd c. AD. During this period, Cypriot workshops produced simple undecorated vessels for daily use. Large vessels of this type were mainly used for the storage and transport of liquids, and were widely distributed throughout the Roman world. Sometimes, they were also used as tableware or even as cineraria, despite the narrow opening. Like their modern counterparts, they were protected against breakage by a woven straw cover.
  • Culture Cypriot
  • Period Roman period
  • Material glass
  • Dimensions H: 20 cm / D: 13.5 cm
  • Exhbition Gallery 3rd floor / Cypriot Art