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Glass beaker

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
Height: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm) Diameter: 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.228
Not on view
Colorless.
Knocked-off rim; slightly bulging collar below rim; carinated sides tapering downward; concave bottom.
One fine horizontal wheel-cut line below collar 3/8 in. (9 mm) below rim), two broader bands 1/16 in. (1.5 mm) apart further down body just above turn, 1 5/8 in. (41 mm) below rim.
Almost complete except for small weathered chips in rim and cracks around rim; pinprick and larger bubbles; deep pitting, brilliant iridescence, and creamy weathering; black enamel-like weathering and soil accretion on interior.
From Cyprus

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. LXXXI, 2, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5641, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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