Unknown"1st c. AD" - ""

Museum of Cycladic Art

Museum of Cycladic Art

Glass-blown juglet with six-sided body decorated in relief with vegetal motives and representations of vessels. Residues of pasted-up glass on the shoulder suggest the existence of a handle. The vessel has been made by blowing glass into a three-piece mould. Such elaborate vessels were rare in early Roman Cyprus and may have been imported from the Levant, the city of Sidon in particular, where there was a flourishing glass industry. The decoration with bunches of grapes, a kantharos and a jug may refer to the god of wine, Dionysos, whose cult was widespead in the Eastern Mediterranean during the first Christian centuries. In Cyprus, the cult of Dionysos has been widely attested in the city of Paphos.

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  • Title: Juglet
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: "1st c. AD" - ""
  • Provenance: Unknown
  • Physical Dimensions: w62 x h99 mm
  • Period: Roman period
  • Culture: Cypriot
  • Type: juglet
  • Rights: N.P. Goulandris Foundation - Museum of Cycladic Art, Th.N. Zintilis Collection, no. 347, http://www.cycladic.gr/frontoffice/portal.asp?cpage=NODE&cnode=25&clang=1
  • External Link: Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece
  • Medium: glass