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Glass cup

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
3 5/16 in. (8.5 cm) Diameter: 3 1/4 × 2 1/4 in. (8.3 × 5.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.240
Not on view
Colorless with greenish tinge, with trail in same glass.
Plain, rounded rim; short, flaring neck; carinated body with straight, conical sides, then angled in to integral, tubular base ring; broad, flat bottom with slight small central kick.
Single horizontal trail around upper body, then spiral up to end below rim.
Complete, except for large hole in one side; many pinprick bubbles; heavily weathered and pitted, with brilliant iridescence; some soil encrustation and black, enamel-like weathering on interior.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5714, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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