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Glass cup

Period:
Mid-Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown
Dimensions:
H. 7.77 cm.
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.224
  • Description

    Colorless with blue green tinge.
    Rounded and thickened vertical rim; sides slighty tapering downward, then with a horizontal bulge (41 mm below rim), and then tapering at more acute angle to concave bottom.
    Intact; some pinprick bubbles and blowing striations; dulling and iridescent weathering, with patches of creamy weathering and accretion on interior.

  • Provenance

    From Cyprus

  • References

    Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 5563.

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