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Glass cup

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 3 in. (7.6 cm) Diam.: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.280
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Thickened and rounded rim; almost straight, vertical side, curving in sharply at bottom; tubular, low base ring; kick in bottom with large pontil scar.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles and a few gritty inclusions; patches of hard sandy soil encrustation, dulling, and iridescent weathering. Numerous linear scratch marks around body.
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. 215-16, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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