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Glass footed beaker

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm) Diameter: 2 15/16 x 1 7/8 in. (7.4 x 4.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.225
Not on view
Translucent blue green.
Rounded and thickened vertical rim; straight sides tapering downward; integral tubular base ring; kick in center of bottom.
Intact; pinprick bubbles, blowing striations, and some glassy inclusions; faint dulling and iridescence, with patches of creamy weathering and soil accretion 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. 5560, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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