Cup

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Object Name: 
Cup
Accession Number: 
61.1.9
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5.7 cm; Rim Diam: 7.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
300-399
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless glass but with yellowish tint, translucent green and translucent yellowish brown; blown, applied (blobbed), cracked off and ground, wheel-cut. Hemispherical cup; rim out-turned, cracked off and ground; wall curves downward and inward to bottom; flat, narrow base; no evidence for presence or absence of pontil-mark. Decorated at mid-point of wall with horizontal row of eight more-or-less equally spaced circular to oval blobs with following arrangement, repeated (from right to left): small green blob is followed by larger green blob, small brown blob, and larger brown blob; larger brown blobs have flattened surface, others have convex surface; above blobs, horizontal band of four thin, parallel wheel-cut lines.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1961-03-17
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume One (1997) pp. 218-219, #377; p. 365, #377; BIB# 58895