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Glass beaker

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm)
Base: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5734
Not on view
Uncertain, probably colorless with pale blue green tinge.
Thickened, rounded, vertical rim with slight inner lip; straight sides expanding downwards, then turned in at sharp angle to uneven bottom with shallow kick at center.
Intact; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; dulling, pitting, and brilliant iridescence, with whitish weathering on bottom of interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5469, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 61, pp. 83–84, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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