Glass cup

Period:
Mid or Late Imperial
Date:
3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 3/4 x 3 7/8 x 3 1/4 in. (7 x 9.8 x 8.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5827
Not on view
Translucent pale blue green.
Rim slightly outsplayed, cracked off, and ground flat; slightly convex sides expanding downwards to rounded carination, then curves in sharply to bottom with slightly pushed-in central circle.
Band of horizontal wheel-cut decoration above carination, comprising two thin lines flanking a broad, deeper groove.
Intact; few bubbles and blowing striations; dulling and small patches of iridescence weathering on exterior, milky white weathering on interior with thick layer of soil encrustation on bottom.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5498, p. 510, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. no. 55, pp. 18, 66, 80, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.