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Glass skyphos (drinking cup)

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
late 3rd–early 2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Glass; cast and cut
Dimensions:
4in. (10.2cm) Diameter: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.888
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
Colorless.

Rounded, slightly inverted rim; convex curving side tapering downward; integral splayed base ring with flat bottom edge; flat bottom; two ring handles carved out from body but surrounded by raised squared-off areas, with flat thumb-rests above rings and projecting wings above and below.

Body broken and repaired, with many internal strain cracks, one small area of fill in side, and small chips in rim, and both handles restored, surviving only as the ends of the rings projecting from the body; pinprick and larger bubbles; some dulling, patches of iridescent weathering, and areas of limy encrustation.

Rotary grinding marks on interior and exterior.
1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan. no. 1068, p. 147, pl. 179.2.

Thorpe, William A. 1938. "The Prelude to European Cut Glass." Transactions of the Society of Glass Technology, 23: p. 14.

Oliver, Andrew Jr. 1967. "Late Hellenistic Glass in the Metropolitan Museum." Journal of Glass Studies, 9: no. 9, p. 30.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 232, pp. 196, 450, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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