Glass cameo cup (scyphus) fragment
- Early Imperial, Augustan or Julio-Claudian
- late 1st century B.C.–mid-1st century A.D.
- Glass; cast in two layers or blown and cased, then carved
- Overall: 1 7/8 x 1 5/8 in. (4.8 x 4.1 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1911
- Accession Number:
Translucent cobalt blue with opaque white overlay; handle in translucent cobalt blue.
Plain rim with flat upper surface; convex curving side; vertical handle attached to rim and side, extending along rim with a circular projection to either side.
On exterior, below handle frontal head of Silenos, with hair in tufts above forehead and to sides, prominent eyebrows, broad flat nose, and shaggy moustache and beard; to left of handle, vertical branches of foliage.
Broken with weathered edges; pitting of surface bubbles, dulling, and patches of creamy iridescent weathering.