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Glass beaker

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm) Diam.: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5817
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Rounded, thickened rim, folded slightly inwards; flaring mouth; indented body with slightly bulbous sides, tapering downwards; squarish, pushed-in bottom.
Cylindrical body has four large indentations extending from below mouth to rounded edge of bottom, giving body horizontal cross section that appears to be square with prominent rounded corners.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles; dulling and creamy brown weathering on exterior; some soil encrustation and limy weathering on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5687, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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