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Glass cameo cup (scyphus) fragment

Period:
Early Imperial, Augustan or Julio-Claudian
Date:
late 1st century B.C.–mid-1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast in two layers or blown and cased, then carved
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 3/16 x 1 3/16 in. (5.6 x 3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.229.22
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 166
Translucent cobalt blue with opaque white overlay.
Rim tapering to rounded vertical lip; tall, slightly convex curving side; part of left side of integral handle with small pointed projection at tip.
On interior, fine, deep, horizontal groove immediately below rim; on top edge, another groove cut between rim and handle attachment. Also on exterior, in deep relief in white heavily draped, standing female figure, with head turned to left and proper right arm extended in front of her; to left, small part of a leafy branch.
Rim fragment with large chip at right, broken at sides and bottom; dulling, pitting of surface pinprick bubbles, creamy weathering, and iridescence.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1913. "Department of Classical Art: Recent Accessions of 1912." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 8 (2): p. 29.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1913. "Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1912--Sculptures, Terracottas, and Miscellaneous Objects." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 8 (8): p. 179.

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