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Glass cup

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown, tooled, and trailed
Dimensions:
H.: 3 1/2 x 4 x 2 3/8 x 2 in. (8.9 x 10.2 x 6 x 5.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.201
Not on view
Translucent blue green, with same color trail and ring base.
Rim outsplayed, cracked off and ground; straight side expanding downwards, and then turned in sharply to solid ring base; shallow kick in center of bottom.
Fine horizontal trail wound once round top of body; on side, eight oval indents.
One large chip in rim and one long crack running from rim around body; some pinprick bubbles; patches of limy encrustation, creamy weathering, and iridescence on exterior.
Said to be from Arelate (modern Arles, southern France) (Froehner 1879, p. 139, pl. XIV, 81).

Until 1881, collection of Jules Charvet, Le Pecq, Île-de-France; 1881, purchased from J. Charvet by Henry G. Marquand; acquired in 1881, gift of Henry G. Marquand.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1879. La verrerie antique: déscription de la Collection Charvet. no. 11, pp. 74, 79, 139, pl. XIV, 81, Le Pecq: Jules Charvet.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. pp. 215-6, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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