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Glass cup

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
Height: 2 15/16 in. (7.4 cm) Diameter: 3 3/4 x 3 in. (9.5 x 7.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.256
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Knocked-off, uneven rim; slightly bulging collar below rim; sides expanding downward, then angled in with bulge at top to join small bottom with deep central kick.
Faint wheel-abraded horizontal lines on upper section of body.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles; dulling, pitting, and patches of brilliant iridescence on exterior; soil encrustation and creamy weathering on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5500, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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