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Glass cup

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 3/4in. (6.9cm)
Diam.: 3 11/16 x 3 1/8 in. (9.4 x 7.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5730
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 bottom with pushed-in center.
Band of faint wheel-abraded horizontal lines on body above angle.
Intact; many pinprick bubbles; dulling, deep pitting, and brilliant iridescent weathering on exterior; only faint weathering on interior.
From Cyprus

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3. pl. LXXXII, 6, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5504, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 52, pp. 18, 66, 78–79, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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