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Glass cup

Period:
Early or Mid Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
H. 8.00 cm.
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.231
  • Description

    Colorless with pale greenish tinge.
    Uneven, knocked-off rim; flaring collar below rim; carinated sides tapering downward; concave bottom.
    Cut decoration on sides comprising a fine line immediately below rim, one horizontal wheel-cut groove with fainter lines above (15 mm below rim), another with fainter lines below (32 mm below rim), and a third (50 mm below rim), with a band of fainter lines below (15 mm below last groove).
    Broken and repaired, with one large piece missing from rim; pinprick bubbles; some dulling and slight pitting, but most of surfaces covered in creamy brown weathering and iridescence.

  • Provenance

    From Cyprus, said to be from a tomb at Idalion (modern Dali)

  • References

    Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 5658.

    von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1949. "Recent Accessions of Greek Terracotta Vases." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 8(3): p. 122, pl. III:24.

    Vessberg, Olof. 1952. "Roman Glass in Cyprus." Opuscula archaeologica, 7: p. 122, pl. 3.24.

    Vessberg, Olof and Alfred Wesholm. 1956. The Swedish Cyprus Expedition, Vol. 4, Pt. 3. Stockholm: Håkan Ohlssons Boktryckeri, p. 142, fig. 44:24.

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