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Glass cup

1st–2nd century A.D.
Glass; blown and cut
H.: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm) Diam.: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
Not on view
Translucent pale blue.
Short, slightly everted, knocked-off rim; straight side expanding downwards, then curving sharply inwards; small, concave bottom.
On upper part of body, bands of horizontal wheel-abraded lines, extending from rim to undercurve.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; dulling, deep pitting, and some iridescent weathering on exterior, large patch of soiled encrusted weathering and iridescence on interior.
Said to be from Cyprus (Froehner 1879, p. 138, pl. XIII, 75.)

Until 1881, collection of Jules Charvet, Le Pecq, Île-de-France; 1881, purchased from J. Charvet by Henry G. Marquand; acquired in 1881, gift of Henry G. Marquand.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1879. La verrerie antique: déscription de la Collection Charvet. no. 8, pp. 78, 138, pl. XIII, 75, Le Pecq: Jules Charvet.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. pp. 215-6, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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