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Glass cup

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm) Diam.: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.64
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Knocked-off, uneven rim; slightly bulging collar below rim; side expanding downward, then angled in to join slightly concave, uneven bottom.
Band of two wheel-abraded horizontal lines below bulge at top of body; another band of two lines on lower body above angle.
Intact; pitting of surface bubbles, some dulling, and brilliant iridescent weathering, no weathering on bottom on interior.
Said to be from Cyprus

1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1493, p. 200, pl. 262.3.

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