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Glass cup

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm) Diameter: 3 9/16 in. (9 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.223
Not on view
Colorless with faint greenish tinge.
Knocked-off rim; slightly bulging collar below rim; carinated sides tapering downward; concave bottom.
One fine horizontal wheel-cut line below collar 5/16 in. (8 mm) below rim), two more 1/16 in. (1 mm) apart further down body, 13/16 in. (21 mm) below rim, and another single line below just above turn 1 13/16 in. (46 mm) below rim.
Intact, except for one deep chip in rim; pinprick bubbles; almost unweathered on one side; elsewhere pitting and iridescent weathering.
From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. LXXXI, 1, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5638, p. 512, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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