2 Cup Fragments

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Object Name: 
2 Cup Fragments
Accession Number: 
As Restored H: 14.8 cm; Without Stem and Foot H: 11.6 cm; Rim Diam: 12.5 cm
Not on Display
75 BC-25 AD
Primary Description: 
Transparent deep blue glass; cast; lathe- and wheel-cut; polished. Two groups of fragments from cup with ovoid body; rim ground and polished; wall curves inward to form semi-ovoid body. Two vertical handles at rim are cut with long horizontal thumb-rests with concave sides; elaborate scrolls on either side of handles; angular offset ridges on exterior surfaces of finger notes; undersides of lower rests beveled along axes. Each group of fragments comes from vicinity of handle, below which are elaborate relief-cut volutes. Decoration on either side of body consists of scene with narrow ground line: (a) beardless youth with naked torso sits or reclines on draped couch facing left, resting on his left arm, with the right arm bent and with a scepter or staff-like object in the right hand; (b) male with naked torso, perhaps with long flowing hair, sits or reclines on draped couch, also facing left, resting on left arm.
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
Ein augusteisches Kameoglas im Kestner-Museum zu Hannover (2002) illustrated, pp. 21-24; figs. 12, 13, 15, 16; BIB# 96300
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 77, 249, 251; BIB# 61154
Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1979) illustrated, pp. 141-142, #292, pl. 39; BIB# 29547