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Glass beaker

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm) Diam.: 2 x 2 1/8 in. (5.1 x 5.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.271
Not on view
Colorless
Knocked-off, uneven, flaring rim; concave neck; four-sided body with rounded, convex corners and slightly bulging pad at base; concave bottom.
Four deep vertical indents in sides.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles; dulling, pitting, patches of iridescent weathering and soil encrustation.
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, 4, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5691, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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