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Glass modiolus (one-handled cup)

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H.: 5 3/16 in. (13.2 cm) Diam.: 5 11/16 in. (14.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.93
  • Description

    Translucent blue green; handle in same color.
    Rim folded out, down, and up, with upright, slightly flaring, rounded lip, forming collar to outsplayed, rounded mouth; body tapers downwards; low splayed tubular foot ring, made by folding; uneven, concave bottom; two-ribbed handle applied to upper side of body, drawn out and up, forming a semicircle, and pressed on to top of side with downward pad.
    Intact; few bubbles; dulling, pitting, creamy brown weathering, and iridescence.

  • Provenance

    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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