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Glass beaker

Mid Imperial
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Glass; blown
Height: 3 3/16in. (8.1cm) Diam.: 3 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (7.6 x 7 x 3.5 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
Colorless with deep blue green tinge.
Rounded, outsplayed rim; cylindrical body with sides expanding slightly downwards, then sloping in sharply to integral, thick pad base; slightly pushed-in bottom with central pontil mark.
Intact; pinprick and larger bubbles and blowing striations; dulling, creamy brown weathering, and brillant iridescence.
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 LXXXIII, 3, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5535, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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