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Glass cup

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm) Diam.: 4 1/8 x 2 7/8 x 3 in. (10.5 x 7.3 x 7.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.279
Not on view
Colorless
Broad, horizontal, tubular rim, folded out, down, and in; cylindrical body with slightly convex sides, then tooled into tubular, integral, flaring base ring; deep groove between base ring and slightly concave bottom with large circular pontil mark.
Intact, but one crack from rim slanting down side to base ring; a few pinprick bubbles; pitting, dulling, and patches of white and yellow brown iridescent weathering.
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. CVI, 11, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5529, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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