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Glass cup

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
Height: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm) Diameter: 3 1/8 x 2 7/8 in. (7.9 x 7.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.252
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Slightly uneven, knocked-off rim; convex side to body, curving in to small, concave bottom.
Three evenly-spaced horizontal grooves on body, uppermost immediately below rim.
Intact; many bubbles with some blowing striations; dulling, pitting, and faint iridescent weathering on exterior; patches of thick creamy weathering and brilliant iridescence 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. LXXXIV, 1, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5630, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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