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Glass lamp

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm) Diam.: 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.310
Not on view
Translucent pale green with bluish tinge
Unworked, uneven, knocked off rim; narrow bulging collar below; almost straight sides tapering to pointed, thick bottom, with small flattened pad at tip.
Intact; pinprick and some larger bubbles; some pitting, dulling, and iridescence on one side on exterior.
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. CVII, 1, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5557, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Vessberg, Olof. 1952. "Roman Glass in Cyprus." Opuscula archaeologica, 7: p. 152, pl. 10.11.

Vessberg, Olof and Alfred Wesholm. 1956. The Swedish Cyprus Expedition, Vol. 4, Pt. 3. p. 173, fig. 51:11, Stockholm: Håkan Ohlssons Boktryckeri.

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