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Glass beaker

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 3 1/8in. (8cm) Diam.: 2 5/8in. (6.7cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.229
Not on view
Colorless with pale greenish tinge.
Uneven, knocked-off rim; short, concave neck; bulbous sides, tapering downward; concave bottom.
Six deep vertical indents in sides.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles and one large black inclusion, projecting both on exterior and interior in one indent; dulling and iridescent weathering.
From Cyprus

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. III, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5697, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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