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Glass cup

Period:
Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
Date:
mid-1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
2 7/8 × 3 11/16 in. (7.4 × 9.3 cm) Diam. of rim: 3 1/16 in. (7.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.293
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Colorless with blue green tinge.
Knocked-off, uneven rim; slightly bulging collar below rim; side expanding downward, then curving in to concave bottom.
Wheel-cut decoration comprising a single fine line below neck and a band of two lines on body above angle.
Intact; a few pinprick bubbles; some areas unweathered, others weathered with dulling and brilliant iridescence, and some patches of thick, enamel-like weathering.

Greenish blown glass bowl with wheel-cut lines on body.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5491, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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