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Glass cup

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–early 2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) Diam.: 5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.92
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168
Translucent light yellow green.
Outsplayed rim, with rounded, slightly thickened, horizontal lip; funnel-shaped body with gently curving side; hollow folded foot ring at junction of side and bottom; bottom convex around edge but concave at center, with trace of pontil mark.
Intact; many pinprick and a few larger bubbles; slight dulling, much of surfaces covered with creamy iridescent weathering.
Said to be from Cyprus

1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1736, p. 226.

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