Glass cup

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm)
Diam.: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.127
Not on view
Translucent blue green.
Unworked, knocked-off rim, with bulging collar beneath; cylindrical body with side flaring downward, then curving in sharply to small, thick, flat bottom.
Below collar, a single horizontal wheel-abraded line; on lower body, band of three horizontal cut lines, comprising a central broad groove, flanked above and below by a fine line.
Intact, but one internal horizontal crack in side; few bubbles; dulling, slight pitting, faint iridescence, and patches of creamy brown weathering; many surface scratches on exterior.
Said to be from Cyprus

Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 1489, p. 200, pl. 261.7, Paris.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. p. 80, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.