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Glass beaker

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 1/8in. (8cm) Diam.: 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5738
Not on view
Colorless with pale blue green tinge.
Thickened, rounded, vertical rim with inner lip; straight sides expanding slightly downwards, then turned in at sharp angle to bottom with pointed kick at center.
Complete, but hole in side (from devitrification); pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; dulling, deep pitting, brilliant iridescence and whitish weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5465, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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