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Glass footed cup

Period:
Late Roman
Date:
3rd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H. 8.00 cm.
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.258
  • Description

    Translucent pale blue green.
    Outsplayed, rounded rim; convex sides tapering downward, then turned in to flat bottom with pontil scar; added ring base with flaring sides and thick, rounded edge.
    Intact; pinprick bubbles; heavily weathered and pitted, with patches of brilliant iridescence and black enamel-like 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. 5537.

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