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Glass beaker

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) Diam.: 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5819
Not on view
Colorless.
Rim short and everted, cracked off and ground; indented body with sides expanding slightly downwards and projecting rounded collar below; hexagonal sides to base with central raised circle, forming flattish but slanting bottom.
Cylindrical body has six indentations, curved at top and almost horizontal at bottom, giving body horizontal cross section that appears to be hexagonal.
Complete except for one large chip in rim and cracks in side below; pinprick and larger bubbles; dulling and faint iridescent weathering on exterior; patches of soil encrustation and weathering on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5683, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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