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Glass beaker

Early Imperial
1st century A.D.
Glass; blown and cut
Overall: 3 1/2 x 2 9/16in. (8.9 x 6.5cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Colorless with greenish tinge.
Uneven ground rim; cylindrical body with straight sides tapering slightly downwards; slightly pushed-in bottom.
Wheel-cut decoration comprising four broad, horizontal grooves irregularly spaced down sides, with the uppermost just below rim.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; dulling, pitting, and iridescence, with many patches of thick creamy, enamel-like weathering on exterior, and interior covered with soil and limy encrustation.

Cylindrical yellowish beaker with four incised lines around body.
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, 4, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5666, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Vessberg, Olof. 1952. "Roman Glass in Cyprus." Opuscula archaeologica, 7: p. 120, pl. 3.5.

Vessberg, Olof and Alfred Wesholm. 1956. The Swedish Cyprus Expedition, Vol. 4, Pt. 3. p. 137, fig. 44:5, Stockholm: Håkan Ohlssons Boktryckeri.

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