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Glass cup

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 3/16in. (5.5cm) Diam.: 3 1/16 x 2 1/2 in. (7.8 x 6.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5729
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Knocked-off, uneven rim; slightly bulging collar below rim; straight sides expanding downward, with pronounced projecting ridge below, then angled in to join slightly convex bottom.
No trace of any wheel-cut decoration.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles; deep pitting, dulling, and iridescence on exterior; creamy brown weathering on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5502, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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