Glass cup

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm)
Diameter: 3 1/16 in. (7.8 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.224
Not on view
Colorless with blue green tinge.
Rounded and thickened vertical rim; sides slighty tapering downward, then with a horizontal bulge (41 mm below rim), and then tapering at more acute angle to concave bottom.
Intact; some pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; dulling and iridescent weathering, with patches of creamy weathering and accretion on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5563, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 72, pp. 89–90, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.