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Glass beaker

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 4 1/4 in. (10.7 cm) Diam.: 2 7/8 in. × 1 3/4 in. (7.3 × 4.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.272
Not on view
Translucent blue green
Flaring rim with thickened, rounded lip; sides tapering downward, turned out at bottom to form low base ring; slightly convex bottom with uneven tooled surface.
Fourteen vertical indents in body of irregular length and depth.
Intact; some pinprick and larger bubbles; dulling, pitting, and iridescence, with patches of creamy brown weathering.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5688, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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