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Glass beaker

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 5/8in. (14.3cm) Other: 2 1/8in. (5.4cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.270
Not on view
Tall, slender beaker
Colorless
Knocked-off, uneven, flaring rim; four-sided body; sides tapering slightly downward, with rounded corners and bulging pad at base; uneven, pushed-in bottom with tolling marks.
Four vertical indents in sides.
One faint wheel-abraded horizontal line below rim at top of body.
Intact; many pinprick and a few larger bubbles; dulling, pitting, and faint 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. LXXIX, 5, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5684, pp. 511-12, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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