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Glass beaker

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
Height: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm) Diameter: 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.228
Not on view
Colorless.
Knocked-off rim; slightly bulging collar below rim; carinated sides tapering downward; concave bottom.
One fine horizontal wheel-cut line below collar (9 mm below rim), two broader bands (1.5 mm apart) further down body just above turn (41 mm below rim).
Almost complete except for small weathered chips in rim and cracks around rim; pinprick and larger bubbles; deep pitting, brilliant iridescence, and creamy weathering; black enamel-like 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. LXXXI, 2, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5641, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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