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Glass beaker

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
Diam.: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5737
Not on view
Colorless with pale blue green tinge.
Thickened, rounded, vertical rim with slight inner lip; straight sides expanding slightly downwards, then turned in at sharp angle to bottom with uneven, concave center.
Intact; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; dulling, pitting, and some iridescent weathering on exterior; soil encrustation and creamy weathering on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5472, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 63, p. 84, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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