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Glass beaker

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 4 3/8 in. (11.2 cm) Diam.: 3 in. (7.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.273
Not on view
Colorless with blue green tinge
Flaring rim with rounded, vertical lip; upper part of body with plain cylindrical sides, then tapering downwards to circular base; convex bottom.
13 vertical indents in body.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; dulling, pitting, and brilliant iridescent weathering on exterior; soil encrustation and creamy brown weathering on interior.
Slightly misshapen and stands aslant.
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, 7, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5695, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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