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Glass beaker

Mid Imperial
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Glass; blown
Overall: 3 3/4in. (9.6cm) Diam.: 3 x 1 13/16 in. (7.6 x 4.6 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent light green with yellowish tinge.
Rounded, thickened rim, folded inwards; body with almost straight sides tapering downwards; integral, tubular base ring; slight kick in bottom with traces of large circular pontil mark.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles; dulling, pitting, and iridescent weathering on exterior; thick patches of soil encrustation and weathering on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5550, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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