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Glass cup

Period:
Early to Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm) Diam.: 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.279
Not on view
Translucent pale blue.
Flaring rim, with uneven, cracked-off edge; side expands downwards, then slants inwards; slightly concave bottom.
One horizontal wheel-abraded line immediately below rim, with more bands on body above point of greatest diameter.
Intact, except for weathered chip in rim; many pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; deep pitting and weathering, with areas of soil encrustation, dulling, thick creamy weathering, and brilliant iridescence.
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.
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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