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Glass cup

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm) Diameter: 1 15/16 × 1 15/16 × 1 1/4 in. (4.9 × 4.9 × 3.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.285
Not on view
Small cup.
Colorless with a yellow green tinge.
Outsplayed, thickened, and rounded rim; slightly convex, vertical side, then curving inwards; low, outsplayed tubular ring base, made by folding; slightly pushed-in bottom with pontil scar.
Intact; few bubbles, some glassy inclusions, and blowing striations; dulling, iridescence, and patches of whitish weathering, with soil encrustation around bottom of interior.
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. p. 79 n. 11, pl. 27.113, 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. 215-16, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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