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Glass beaker

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
H. 9.53 cm.
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.226
  • Description

    Colorless with faint greenish tinge.
    Knocked-off rim; slightly bulging collar below rim; convex sides tapering downward; concave bottom.
    One fine horizontal wheel-cut line below collar (7.5 mm below rim), two broader grooves (5 mm apart) further down body (25 and 30 mm below rim), and another single line below just above turn (52.5 mm below rim).
    Intact, except for very small chip in rim; a few pinprick and larger bubbles; dulling, some pitting, iridescence, and creamy weathering.

  • Provenance

    From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

  • References

    Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 5640.

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