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Glass cup

Period:
Mid-Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
H. 6.96 cm.
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.249
  • Description

    Colorless with pale greenish tinge.
    Knocked-off, uneven rim; slightly bulging collar below rim; sides expanding downward, then angled in to join convex bottom, flattened at center.
    Band of two faint wheel-cut lines on body above angle.
    Intact, except for weathered chip in rim; some bubbles; dulling, deep pitting, and brilliant iridescent weathering.

  • Provenance

    From Cyprus
    Found in a Greek tomb at Dali (Idalium)

  • References

    Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 5489.

  • See also
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    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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