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Glass goblet

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
4th century A.D. or later
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Funds from various donors, 1926
Accession Number:
26.82.2
Not on view
Translucent pale green.
Rounded, uneven vertical rim, slightly everted and thickened; side of body straight but tapering downwards, then curving in sharply at base; globular, hollow stem; hollow conical foot, with tubular edge made by folding and small pontil mark at center.
Intact; pinprick and few larger bubbles, and blowing striations; severe pitting on most of surfaces, slight brownish weathering, and faint iridescence.
The painted decoration is not ancient.
Said to be from Olbia, Ukraine.

1922. The Remarkable Greek Archaeological Collection from Olbia in South Russia. no. 568.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1926. "Miscellaneous Accessions in the Classical Department." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 21(12): p. 285, fig. 10.

Fremersdorf, Fritz. 1930. Wallraf-Richartz Jahrbuch, 6: no. 17, p. 299.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1934. Guide to the Collections: Ancient and Oriental Art--Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek and Roman Far Eastern, Near Eastern Oriental Armor. p. 41, I, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1936. A Special Exhibition of Glass from the Museum Collections: New York, October 13 to November 29, 1936.. p. 9, fig. 3, left, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1936[1934]. A Guide to the Collections, Part 1: Ancient and Oriental Art, 2nd edn. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1939. Guide to the Collections: Ancient and Oriental Art--Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek and Roman Far Eastern, Near Eastern Oriental Armor, Vol. 1, World's Fair Edition. p. 44, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. and Christine Alexander. 1939. Augustan Art: An Exhibition Commemorating the Bimillennium of the Birth of Augustus. p. 23, fig. 51, New York: Marchbanks Press.

Forbes, Robert J. 1957. Studies in Ancient Technology, Vol. 5. p. 175, fig. 22, Leiden: Brill.

Pilosi, Lisa and Mark T. Wypyski. 1998. "Two Ancient Glass Vessels with Modern Decoration in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Glass, Ceramics and Related Materials, Alice B. Paterakis, ed. pp. 17-29, figs. 2, 4, Vantaa, Finland: ICOM-CC.

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