Glass beaker with indented sides

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.204
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent light blue green.
Everted rim, with thickened, rounded lip; side tapering downwards, then bulging outwards at corners, and curving in to tubular foot ring, made by folding; low kick at center of bottom with large circular pontil mark.
On lower half of body, four deep round or oval indents, giving square shape to side.
Intact; pitting to surface bubbles, slight limy encrustation, and patches of creamy weathering and iridescence.

Greenish, with indented sides.
Said to be from Cyprus

Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 1470, p. 198, pl. 258.8, Paris.

Lightfoot, Christopher S. 2017. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art : Ancient Glass. pp. 67, 70 n. 18, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.