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Footed glass beaker

Period:
Early or Mid Imperial
Date:
late 1st–mid-2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
Overall: 3 3/8 x 12 5/8in. (8.6 x 32cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.227
  • Description

    Translucent pale blue green.
    Ground, horizontal rim; short, flaring neck; straight sides expanding downwards, then angled in to integral base ring; broad, flat bottom with small central kick; broad relief circle around projecting central knob on interior of bottom.
    Wheel-cut decoration comprising a single fine line below neck, a single broad, horizontal groove around upper body, and a band of two lines on lower body.
    Intact; many pinprick bubbles; heavily weathered and pitted, with dulling and patches of brilliant iridescence; some soil encrustation and thick creamy weathering on interior.

  • 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. 5632.

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