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Glass cantharus (cup with two handles)

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H. 10.21 cm.
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.61
  • Description

    Translucent blue green, with same color foot and handles.
    Solid beveled rim, with outward horizontal bulge below on exterior and horizontal groove on interior; cylindrical body, tapering slightly downwards, then sloping in to small bottom; hollow conical foot formed from separate gather, with edge cracked off and ground; two plain rod handles applied to top of sides and bulge below rim in thick pads, drawn up and out, then curved round and down, and pressed onto lower sides with thin trails extending onto top of foot.
    Body intact, but foot broken and repaired with parts of edge missing; few bubbles; some pitting, creamy brown weathering, and iridescence.

  • Provenance

    Said to be from Cyprus (Froehner, p. 139, pl. XIV, 80)

    Until 1881, collection of Jules Charvet, Le Pecq, Île-de-France; 1881, purchased from J. Charvet by Henry G. Marquand; acquired in 1881, gift of Henry G. Marquand.

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