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Glass cup

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 1 9/16 in. (4 cm) Diameter: 2 5/16 x 1 15/16 in. (5.9 x 4.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.255
Not on view
Translucent pale yellow green.
Knocked-off, uneven rim; slightly bulging collar below rim; sides expanding downward, then angled in to join rounded bottom, slightly concave at center.
Intact; many bubbles and glassy inclusions; slight, patchy weathering.
From Cyprus

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. LXXXII, 6, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5516, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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