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Glass cup

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
Height: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) Diam.: 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5708
Not on view
Translucent blue.
Knocked off, horizontal rim, with slight bulge below; uneven, convex side to body; rounded bottom, with small concave center.
Faint wheel-abraded horizontal lines, one 0.4 cm below rim, two more on body at point of greatest diameter.
Broken and repaired; few bubbles; dulling and whitish, iridescent weathering covering much of surfaces.
Stands aslant on bottom.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5509, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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