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Glass beaker

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
probably 3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman, Cypriot
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 9/16 x 3 3/16in. (9 x 8.1cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.248
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Translucent blue green.
Plain, knocked-off rim, with slight bulging collar beneath; straight sides to body, expanding downwards, then curving in to solid, low base; flat bottom, with central hollow kick, forming projecting knob on interior.
Decoration of well-executed horizontal lines, comprising a single fine line below collar, a broad and deep groove on upper body, and a band of two fine lines on lower body.
Intact, but numerous internal cracks, especially in base; some pinprick and larger bubbles, and a few glassy inclusions; very little weathering, with one patch of dulling, pitting, and brownish weathering on interior.
From Cyprus, said to be from 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, 2, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5661, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2013. "Metropolitan Müzesi, Cesnola Koleksiyonu’nda Yeralan Kıbrıs Cam Eserleri." Anadolu Antik Cam Araştırmaları Sempozyumu, Kaunos/Kbid Toplantıları, 2, C. Gençler Güray, ed. p. 86, Ankara: Bilgin Press.

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