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Glass ribbed cup

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm) Diam.: 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.179
Not on view
Colorless with pale greenish tinge.
Knocked-off, uneven rim; slightly bulging collar below rim; ovoid body, tapering downwards; thick, pushed-in bottom.
On body, eighteen projecting vertical ribs of differing lengths and shapes, two joined at bottom.
Intact, except for one small weathered chip in rim and internal crack in body; pinprick bubbles; pitting, dulling, creamy brown weathering, and iridescence.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 804, p. 116, pl. 126.2.

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