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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 (8 mm below rim), two more (1 mm apart) further down body (21 mm below rim), and another single line below just above turn (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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