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Glass goblet

Period:
Late Imperial or Early Byzantine
Date:
4th–6th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Height: 3 1/8 in. (8 cm) Diam. of rim: 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm) Diam. of foot: 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.241
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Translucent light blue.
Rounded and thickened rim with slight inward lip; funnel-shaped body with slightly concave sides, then turned in horizontally to applied solid stem; tooled out, splayed, circular foot; concave bottom with pontil scar at center.
Intact; some pinprick and larger bubbles; dulling and faint iridescent weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5556, p. 510-1, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Vessberg, Olof. 1952. "Roman Glass in Cyprus." Opuscula archaeologica, 7: p. 124.

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