- Late Imperial
- 3rd century A.D.
- Glass; blown in a dip mold
- H. 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm) diameter 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
- Accession Number:
Colorless with pale greenish tinge.
Everted rim, folded over and in, and pressed into almost horizontal mouth; cylindrical body with slightly convex side, curving to tubular foot ring, made by folding; flat bottom with low central kick and pontil scar.
Body decorated with closely-spaced shallow ribs in a spiral from top left downwards.
Intact; bubbles, blowing striations, and some gritty inclusions; dulling, iridescence, and patches of creamy weathering.
The cup is said to have been found in a Roman tomb at the ancient site of Caesaromagus in 1863, together with two glass jugs (81.10.168-169) and a coin of the Gallic emperor Postumus, which was minted between A.D. 260 and 268.
The two jugs and the cup are said to have been found in a Roman tomb at the ancient site of Caesaromagus in 1863, together with a coin of the Gallic emperor Postumus, which was minted between A.D. 260 and 268. The jugs’ attractive but rather impractical chain handles are distinctive of glassware made in the Rhineland.
[Group label: 81.10.85, .168, .169]