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Glass beaker

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 2 3/4in. (7cm) Diam.: 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5735
Not on view
Colorless with pale blue green tinge.
Thickened, rounded, vertical rim; slightly convex vertical sides, then turned in to flattish bottom.
Intact; pinprick and a few larger bubbles and blowing striations; dulling, pitting, and brilliant iridescence, with limy encrustation and creamy weathering on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5468, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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