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Glass beaker

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm) Diam.: 2 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (7.3 x 7 x 3.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.275
Not on view
Colorless with blue green tinge
Flaring rim with rounded lip; vertical sides, turned out at bottom to form solid base pad; concave bottom with small pontil scar at center.
Fourteen irregular vertical indents in body.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; dulling, pitting, and brilliant iridescence on exterior, thick creamy brown weathering on interior.
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. LXXX, 2, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5692, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Vessberg, Olof. 1952. "Roman Glass in Cyprus." Opuscula archaeologica, 7: p. 124, pl. 4.15.

Vessberg, Olof and Alfred Wesholm. 1956. The Swedish Cyprus Expedition, Vol. 4, Pt. 3. p. 145, fig. 45:15, Stockholm: Håkan Ohlssons Boktryckeri.

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