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Glass beaker

Mid Imperial
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Glass; blown
H: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) Diam.: 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
Rim short and everted, cracked off and ground; indented body with sides expanding slightly downwards and projecting rounded collar below; hexagonal sides to base with central raised circle, forming flattish but slanting bottom.
Cylindrical body has six indentations, curved at top and almost horizontal at bottom, giving body horizontal cross section that appears to be hexagonal.
Complete except for one large chip in rim and cracks in side below; pinprick and larger bubbles; dulling and faint iridescent weathering on exterior; patches of soil encrustation and weathering on interior.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5683, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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