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Glass cup

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm) Diam.: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.154
Not on view
Colorless with pale blue green tinge.
Rounded, flaring rim; side expanding downwards and curving in to almost flat bottom.
On lower body, six projecting fins, interspersed with six vertical rows of three prunts; fins have horizontal ribbing on both sides and two or three projecting knobs on outer edge; one fine horizontal cut line below rim.
Complete, but many cracks in bottom and one extending to rim; many pinprick bubbles, and blowing striations; pitting, dulling, and brownish iridescent weathering on exterior, little weathering on interior.
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