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Glass cup

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
1 11/16 x 2 3/16in. (4.2 x 5.5cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.254
Not on view
Translucent pale yellow green.
Rounded, thickened, and slightly outsplayed rim; cylindrical body with slightly convex sides; rounded bottom with small, deep kick at center.
Intact; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; dulling and iridescence on exterior, creamy weathering on most of 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, 2, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5514, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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