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Glass cup

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm) Diam.: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.277
Not on view
Translucent pale yellow
Knocked-off, uneven rim; bulging collar below; convex sides tapering downwards; plain concave bottom.
Four large indents in body.
One faint wheel-abraded horizontal line around top of body below collar.
Intact; pinprick and larger bubbles; iridescence with patches of 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, 5, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5694, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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