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Glass cup

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm) Diam.: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5741
Not on view
Colorless with greenish tinge.
Uneven, knocked-off rim; slightly convex, vertical side, then turned in to bottom with slightly concave center.
Deep, wheel-cut horizontal groove immediately below rim, one horizontal wheel-abraded line 3.8 cm down side from rim, and other faint horizontal lines on body.
Intact; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; deep pitting and brilliant iridescence on exterior; thick creamy weathering on interior.
From Cyprus

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. LXXXIV, 2, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5470, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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