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Footed glass beaker

Period:
Early or Mid Imperial
Date:
late 1st–mid-2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
Height: 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm) Diam. of foot: 2 in. (5.1 cm) Diam. of rim: 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.227
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent pale blue green.
Ground, horizontal rim; short, flaring neck; straight sides expanding downwards, then angled in to integral base ring; broad, flat bottom with small central kick; broad relief circle around projecting central knob on interior of bottom.
Wheel-cut decoration comprising a single fine line below neck, a single broad, horizontal groove around upper body, and a band of two lines on lower body.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles; heavily weathered and pitted, with dulling and patches of brilliant iridescence; some soil encrustation and thick creamy weathering on interior.

Blue blown glass beaker with base.
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, 1, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5632, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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