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  • Cantharus (drinking cup), ca. 40–80 a.d.; Early Imperial, Claudian or Flavian
    Roman
    Glass; free–blown; H. 4 11/16 in. (11.9 cm)
    Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881 (81.10.60)

    This is an early type of wineglass and would have graced the table of a wealthy Roman at a dinner or drinking party. Most surviving examples are recorded from sites in the northwestern provinces, but this cup is said to be from the city of Rome.

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  • Cantharus (drinking cup), ca. 40–80 A.D.; Early Imperial, Claudian or Flavian
    Roman
    Glass; free-blown; H. 4 11/16 in. (11.9 cm)
    Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881 (81.10.60)


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