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Glass cup

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 2 15/16in. (7.4 cm) Diam.: 3 1/16 in. (7.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5739
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
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.
Intact; some pinprick and a few larger bubbles and blowing striations; dulling and iridescence on exterior; limy encrustation and creamy weathering on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5473, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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