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Glass cup

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and trailed
Dimensions:
2 3/4 in. (7 cm) Diameter: 3 5/16 x 2 1/4 in. (8.4 x 5.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.242
Not on view
Translucent pale green, with trail in same color.
Rounded and thickened rim; short, vertical neck; carinated body with conical sides, then angled in sharply to integral, tubular base ring; bottom with small central kick and pontil scar.
Single horizontal trail around upper body, then spiral up to end below rim.
Intact; few bubbles; dulling and iridescence on exterior; some soil encrustation and 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. 5715, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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