Cup

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Object Name: 
Cup
Maker(s): 
Accession Number: 
66.1.36
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 6 cm; Rim Diam: 9.7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
25-75
Primary Description: 
Transparent blue glass with two small red inclusions, few bubbles; body blown in four-part mold, rim ground, handles applied. Two-handled cup with vertical side, sloping bottom and flat base; rim upright, unworked but ground flat; vertical side with decoration in two friezes: (a) on one side, tabula ansata with inscription "ENNIO-N/EPOIE-/SEN" ('Ennion made [it]'), in Greek flanked by vine sprays; on other side, tabula ansata with inscription "MNE-THE-/OAGORA/ZNO-" (sic: 'Remember the buyer'), in Greek, flanked by ivy sprays; the two sides separated by colonnettes; (b) continuous zone of vertical flutes with rounded ends, with cordon above and below; sloping bottom with overall pattern of lozenges; flat base with five raised concentric circles on underside; two narrow strap handles attached to bottom and top of frieze (a).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Sangiorgi, Giorgio, Former Collection
Sangiorgi, Sergio, Source
1966
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
ENNIO-N/EPOIE-/SEN ENNIO-N/EPOIE-/SEN"
inscription
sides Greek
Liquid Refreshment: 2000 Years of Drinks and Drinking Glasses
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1993-04-24 through 1994-12-31
Glass of the Caesars
Venue(s)
British Museum 1987-11-18 through 1988-03-06
Romisch-Germanisches Museum 1988-04-15 through 1988-10-18
Musei Capitolini 1988-11-03 through 1989-01-31
Corning Museum of Glass
 
Romer unterwegs - Uberall zu Hause und doch fremd (2013) illustrated, p. 89;
The illustrated encyclopedia of glass (2011) illustrated, p. 223; BIB# 128671
Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity (2011) illustrated, p. 82, fig. 52, bottom; p. 76; BIB# 121973
Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity (2011) illustrated, p. 82, fig. 52, bottom; p. 76; BIB# 121973
The Seventy Great Inventions of the Ancient World (2004) illustrated, p. 52 (a); BIB# 89644
The Ennion drinking cups: update (2004) illustrated, p. 143, Fig. 13;
New Glass Review, 24 (2003) illustrated, p. 40;
Women working in glass (2003) illustrated, p. 9; BIB# 75742
Plastik sanatlarda cam malzemenin uygulanisi (2003) illustrated, p. 18, fig. 2.3, row 6, #5; BIB# 120381
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Two (2001) illustrated, pp. 18-19, pl. 482; BIB# 58895
The Encyclopedia of Glass (2001) illustrated, p. 183; BIB# 69319
Beauty of Glass (2000) illustrated, p. 60; BIB# 77736
Roman Glass: Reflections on Cultural Change (1999) illustrated, p. 39, Plate E.46; BIB# 72068
Fantasy of Glass = Genso no garasu (1997) p. 7; BIB# 40979
La Fenice di Sabbia: Storia e Tecnologia del vetro Antico (1995) illustrated, p. 27, fig. 40; p. 28; p. 40, pl. 40; BIB# 39935
All About Glass = Garasu Daihyakka (1993) p. 12; BIB# 36566
Fran Mesopotamien till medeltid (1990-01) p. 45;
Glass of the Caesars (1987) illustrated, pp. 164-165, #86; BIB# 31831
Romano-Syrian Glasses with Mould-Blown Inscriptions (1935) pp. 163-186, esp. 166;