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Glass cup

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
H. 6.65 cm.
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.252
  • Description

    Translucent pale blue green.
    Slightly uneven, knocked-off rim; convex sides to body, curving in to small, concave bottom.
    Three evenly-spaced horizontal grooves on body, uppermost immediately below rim.
    Intact; many bubbles with some blowing striations; dulling, pitting, and faint iridescent weathering on exterior; patches of thick creamy weathering and brilliant iridescence 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. 5630.

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