The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Not on view
Translucent very dark green, appearing black. Circular band; round in section but with groove around inner side; flattened into square section where ends of rod have been pressed together with irregular tooling marks; small pontil scar on outer edge of opposite side. Intact; elongated bubbles; dulling, faint iridescence, and patches of thick, creamy weathering.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5768, p. 513, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Vessberg, Olof. 1952. "Roman Glass in Cyprus." Opuscula archaeologica, 7: p. 153.
Vessberg, Olof and Alfred Wesholm. 1956. The Swedish Cyprus Expedition, Vol. 4, Pt. 3. p. 175, Stockholm: Håkan Ohlssons Boktryckeri.