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Glass cup

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm) Diam.: 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.62
Not on view
Translucent blue green.
Rounded and thickened flaring rim; cylindrical body with slightly convex, vertical side, slanting in at base to integral thick tubular base ring; flat bottom with small pontil scar at center.
Intact; pinprick and a few larger bubbles; dulling and large patches of brilliant iridescence, creamy weathering, and soil encrustation.
Said to be from Cyprus

1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1452, p. 197, pl. 256.8.

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