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Glass bracelet

Period:
Imperial
Date:
ca. 2nd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; drawn and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 1/2 in. (1.3 cm) Diam.: 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.344
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. 174, Stockholm: Håkan Ohlssons Boktryckeri.

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