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Glass beaker

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
Height: 3 3/16 in. (8.2 cm) Diameter: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.253
Not on view
Colorless with purple streaks below rim.
Knocked-off rim; almost straight sides to body, tapering downward; concave bottom. Thick walled.
Wheel-cut decoration on body in four bands, comprising a deep groove and faint lines below rim; two parallel lines; a deep groove falnked above and below by a single line; and two more parallel lines near bottom.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; patches of dulling, pitting, and iridescent weathering.
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. LXXXI, 5, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5653, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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