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Glass cup

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
early 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; cast and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm) Diam.: 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.155
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168
Translucent deep purple.
Vertical rim with slightly beveled outward lip; vertical side to cylindrical body, then slanting in diagonally to concave bottom.
On exterior, at bottom of vertical side a band of two horizontal raised lines, the upper one being thicker and more pronounced, another band of two raised lines around outer edge of diagonal underside, and a third band of two raised lines around edge of bottom.
Intact; a few bubbles; dulling, pitting, and patches of creamy white iridescence.
Rotary grinding marks on interior and exterior.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1307, p. 181, pl. 247.2.

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