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Glass beaker

Late Imperial
ca. 3rd century A.D.
Glass; blown and cut (?)
3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm) Other: 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm) Diam. of rim: 3 5/16 in. (8.5 cm) Diam. of foot: 1 7/16 in. (3.6 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
Colorless with light green tinge.
Rim short and everted, cracked off and ground; cylindrical body with sides expanding slightly downwards, then curving in sharply to integral, thick pad base; flat bottom with central circular indent.
Traces of horizontal cut line on upper part of body.
Broken and repaired, with two chips in rim and large cracks in body; pinprick bubbles; deep pitting, thick creamy brown weathering, and brillant iridescence on exterior; soil encrustation and thick weathering on interior.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5530, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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