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Glass cup

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
mid-1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
2 9/16 × 2 9/16 in. (6.5 × 6.4 cm) Diam. of rim: 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm) Lip diameter: 3 3/16 in. (8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5742
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent greenish yellow.
Vertical rounded and thickened rim; broad, cylindrical neck, slightly tapering downward, with folded tubular flange at base; slender S-shaped profile to body, which curves in at top behind flange, descends almost vertically with slightly convex sides, and then curves in to pushed-in base with trace of pontil scar.
Intact, except for small crack in rim and neck; few bubbles; patches of dulling, slight pitting, iridescence, and limy weathering.

Yellow cup with offset rim.
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. CVII, 6, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5543, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2013. "Metropolitan Müzesi, Cesnola Koleksiyonu’nda Yeralan Kıbrıs Cam Eserleri." Anadolu Antik Cam Araştırmaları Sempozyumu, Kaunos/Kbid Toplantıları, 2, C. Gençler Güray, ed. p. 86, Ankara: Bilgin Press.

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