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Glass cup

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 2 1/4in. (5.7cm) Diam.: 2 13/16 x 2 3/8 in. (7.1 x 6 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5736
Not on view
Colorless with greenish tinge.
Everted rim, with rounded and thickened lip; uneven, undulating side expanding downwards with slight projecting ridge at base, then angled in to bottom with pointed kick at center.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; pitting and brilliant iridescent weathering; some soil encrustation and limy weathering on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5501, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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