Glass cameo cup fragment
- Early Imperial
- end of 1st century B.C–beginning of 1st century A.D.
- Glass; cast and cut
- Overall: 1 1/4 x 1 7/16 in. (3.2 x 3.7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
- Accession Number:
Translucent cobalt blue with overlays in opaque white and translucent dark blue.
Vertical rim with everted lip and beveled inner edge; cylindrical body with slightly convex curving side.
On interior, horizontal groove below rim; on exterior, in relief female figure in white, probably standing, facing left and holding up in front of her in both hands a large oval object, perhaps a drum or tambourine; her head is in profile with her hair in blue overlay arranged in a fringe and thick hanging tresses at back; on the left are the tips of two leafy sprays or branches.
Rim fragment with chip at left, broken at sides and bottom; dulling, slight pitting, whitish weathering on exterior, and faint iridescence.
Rotary grinding marks on interior.