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Glass cup

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm) Diam.: 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1914
Accession Number:
15.43.227
Not on view
Translucent pale green.
Uneven, knocked-off rim; almost cylindrical body with slightly convex side, curving in to flat bottom.
Three evenly-spaced thick horizontal grooves on body, uppermost immediately below rim.
Intact; some bubbles; pitting, brilliant iridescence, and small patches of creamy weathering on exterior; thick creamy weathering and brilliant iridescence on interior.
Said to be from near Nazareth, Israel

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