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Glass cup

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
ca. 4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm) Diam.: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.176
Not on view
Colorless with pale blue green tinge.
Rounded, thickened rim, with inward lip; cylindrical body, expanding slightly downwards; bottom pushed in with central kick and trace of circular pontil mark.
On lower body, nine projecting ribs of differing lengths and shapes, two joined at bottom.
Intact, except for one weathered chip in bottom; few bubbles; pitting, dulling, and brownish weathering.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1260, p. 175, pl. 238.1.

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