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Terracotta cup

Period:
Imperial
Date:
ca. A.D. 100
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
2 7/16in. (6.2cm) Other: 3 7/8in. (9.9cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.373
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 176
Cup of light red clay with floral decoration in relief.

Barbotine drinking cups originated in Italy but were soon copied by a number of provincial workshops, especially in western Asia Minor.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 991, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 457, pp. 280–1, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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