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Glass beaker

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
4 1/8in. (10.5cm) Diameter: 2 3/4 in. × 2 1/4 in. × 1 11/16 in. (7 × 5.7 × 4.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5816
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Rounded, slightly thickened rim; flaring mouth; elongated body with slightly bulbous sides; integral, thick pad base; slightly pushed-in bottom with jagged pontil scar.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; dulling and faint iridescent weathering on exterior; one large patch of soil encrustation and weathering on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5540, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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