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Glass footed beaker

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 4 in. (10.2 cm) Diameter: 3 7/8 x 2 in. (9.8 x 5.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.220
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Rounded, slightly flaring rim; straight sides, tapering downward and tooled in around base; integral base ring; deep concave bottom.
Complete, except for small hole in side and large crack around base; pinprick bubbles; deep pitting and weathering, with brilliant iridescence; soil encrustation on interior.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. LXXXIII, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5551, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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