Cinerary Urn

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Object Name: 
Cinerary Urn
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Overall H: 35.4 cm, Diam (max): 27.1 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Transparent bluish green glass, handles have yellowish brown and purple streaks, and black inclusions; blown, handles applied. Jar: biconical, with M-shaped handles. Rim outsplayed, with uneven tubular lip made by folding up and in; truncated conical neck; shoulder rounded; wall tapers, then straightens at bottom, where there are clear tool marks; base pushed in, with rounded hollow molding at edge; no pontil mark. Two opposed M-shaped handles, each made of thick trail, set vertically on shoulder; trail was dropped on at left side and, after final attachment, excess glass was drawn up right side. Glass is bubbly.
Bemberg, Jurgen von (German, 1909-2007), Source
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) p. 171, #301; p. 352, #301; BIB# 58895