The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Colorless with yellow green tinge. Solid cube with beveled edges and drilled dots on each side. Intact, but slight chipping on edges and corners; a few pinprick bubbles; dulling of surfaces.
Roman dice were made from a number of different materials, including bone, glass, and semiprecious stones such as rock crystal.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5789, p. 513, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Vessberg, Olof. 1952. "Roman Glass in Cyprus." Opuscula archaeologica, 7: p. 153, pl. X:18.
Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2013. "Metropolitan Müzesi, Cesnola Koleksiyonu’nda Yeralan Kıbrıs Cam Eserleri." Anadolu Antik Cam Araştırmaları Sempozyumu, Kaunos/Kbid Toplantıları, 2, C. Gençler Güray, ed. p. 86, Ankara: Bilgin Press.