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Glass cup with indented sides

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm) Diameter: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.221
Not on view
Colorless with pale greenish tinge.
Uneven, knocked-off rim; slightly bulging collar below rim; vertical sides, rounded at base; almost flat bottom.
One horizontal wheel-cut groove on collar; twelve vertical indents in sides.
Intact; pinprick bubbles; slight pitting, but most of surfaces covered with creamy, enamel-like weathering with brilliant iridescence.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5685, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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