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Glass bracelet

Period:
Imperial
Date:
ca. 2nd–4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; drawn and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 3/8 in. (1 cm) Diam.: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.347
  • Description

    Translucent cobalt blue.
    Irregular circular band; round in section but misshapen where tooled in one section and where ends of rod were pressed together; pontil scar on outer edge of opposite side.
    Intact; elongated bubbles; dulling, faint iridescence, and patches of 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. 5774.

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