The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Not on view
Translucent dark blue, appearing black. Slightly oval band with uneven sides; semicircular in section with flat inner side; no visible seam. Intact, except for chip in edge of inner side; elongated bubbles; dulling, faint iridescence, and small patches of creamy weathering.
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. LXXVI, 11, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5770, p. 513, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Vessberg, Olof. 1952. "Roman Glass in Cyprus." Opuscula archaeologica, 7: p. 154, pl. 10.24.
Vessberg, Olof and Alfred Wesholm. 1956. The Swedish Cyprus Expedition, Vol. 4, Pt. 3. p. 175, fig. 51:24, Stockholm: Håkan Ohlssons Boktryckeri.