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Glass cup

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) Diameter: 3 7/8 x 3 3/16 in. (9.8 x 8.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.245
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Knocked-off, uneven rim; slightly bulging collar below rim; sides expanding downward, then angled in to join convex bottom, flattened at center.
Intact, except for chips in rim; a few pinprick bubbles; dulling, pitting, and patches of brilliant iridescence on exterior; soil encrustation and creamy weathering on interior.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5499, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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