Glass stemmed cup
- Late Imperial or Early Byzantine
- 4th–5th century A.D. or later
- Roman, Palestinian
- Glass; blown and trailed
- H.: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- H.O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
- Accession Number:
Translucent pale blue green; trails in translucent cobalt blue.
Thickened, vertical rim, with slightly inverted lip; elongated inverted bell-shaped body, curving in at base; hollow stem; hollow, low conical foot, with tubular edge made by folding; deep kick in bottom with central pontil scar.
One trail applied as a thick, elongated pad immediately below rim and wound in a spiral almost nine time around upper side of body; a second trail applied as a circular pad to side and wound round body in a spiral four times, then tooled and pinched into a wavy pattern of six upward and hanging loops (sometimes called the "spectacle" pattern).
Intact; few bubbles; pitting, creamy brown weathering, and iridescence.