Glass cantharus (cup with two handles)
- Early Imperial
- 1st century A.D.
- Glass; blown
- 4in. (10.2cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
- Accession Number:
Translucent blue green, with same color foot and handles.
Solid beveled rim, with outward horizontal bulge below on exterior and horizontal groove on interior; cylindrical body, tapering slightly downwards, then sloping in to small bottom; hollow conical foot formed from separate gather, with edge cracked off and ground; two plain rod handles applied to top of sides and bulge below rim in thick pads, drawn up and out, then curved round and down, and pressed onto lower sides with thin trails extending onto top of foot.
Body intact, but foot broken and repaired with parts of edge missing; few bubbles; some pitting, creamy brown weathering, and iridescence.
Two handled cup with short foot.