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Glass bracelet

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; drawn and tooled
Dimensions:
Overall: 5/16 x 2 3/16in. (0.8 x 5.5cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.351
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent dark blue, appearing opaque black.
Slightly oval band, broad and narrow in section on one side, thin and deep on the other; no visible seam but tooling marks on inner surface.
Outer surface decorated with thirty-nine vertical or globular ribs.
Intact, except for chip and crack through band; dulling and patches of iridescent weathering.

Blue bracelet.
From Cyprus

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,10, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5773, p. 513, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Vessberg, Olof. 1952. "Roman Glass in Cyprus." Opuscula archaeologica, 7: p. 154, pl. 10.23.

Vessberg, Olof and Alfred Wesholm. 1956. The Swedish Cyprus Expedition, Vol. 4, Pt. 3. p. 175, fig. 51:23, Stockholm: Håkan Ohlssons Boktryckeri.

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