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Glass cup

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
Height: 2 5/8 (6.7 cm)
Diameter: 3 1/2 x 2 15/16 in. (8.9 x 7.5 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.247
Not on view
Colorless with blue green tinge.
Knocked-off, uneven rim; slightly bulging collar below rim; sides expanding downward, then angled in to join convex bottom, flattened at center.
Band of two faint wheel-cut lines on body above angle.
Intact; some bubbles; dulling, deep pitting, and brilliant iridescent weathering.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5495, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 45, pp. 18, 66, 75, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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